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  • His favourite word is ukraine.

Conservative MP for Etobicoke Centre (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 41.20% of the vote.

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter My interview @CP24 on today's announcement strengthening human rights and rule of law in #Ukraine http://t.co/xM9rqSQD0K #cdnpoli

Posted on Twitter Proud to announce with @jamesbezan new measures taken by the government to support human rights in #Ukraine http://t.co/vEJlDgNNBI #cdnpoli

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Stay tuned for tomorrow`s announcement. @jamesbezan and I will reiterate Canada's support for #Ukraine http://t.co/r2McswHTmM #cdnpoli

This week

Posted on Twitter Excellent article from Anne Applebaum http://t.co/LQwRfOLNqL

A week ago

Posted on Twitter At Beth Tzedec in solidarity w #Israelunderfire listened to @HonJohnBaird stand for democratic principles @CIJAinfo #cdnpoli @UJAFederation

Posted on Twitter Video of yesterday`s interview w/ @jerryagar1010 on recent Trade and Development Mission to #Ukraine with @HonEdFast http://t.co/adGDgqF0Vw

A month ago

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, with Russia's ongoing military interference in Ukraine, as well as new NATO reports confirming additional troop buildup near the Ukrainian border, the eyes of ...

Voted Yes on Vote #224 on Bill C-6 Implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Voted Yes on Vote #223 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Voted Yes on Vote #222 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted Yes on Vote #221 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted Yes on Vote #220 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Subject Matter of the Main Estimates 2014-15: Votes 1 and 5 under ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Through you, Chair, thank you, all, for being here today. Citizenship and Immigration received the passport program last July, and as you ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, on Friday, June 6, Canadians paused to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. As a nation, we honoured those ...

Spoke in the House on 70th Anniversary of D-Day Mr. Speaker, I proudly rise today to salute the tens of thousands of Canadians who served on land, at sea, and in the skies over northern ...

Spoke in the House on Poland Mr. Speaker, freedom was reborn in Poland 25 years ago today. The first free elections were held in Poland on this day because the Solidarity trade ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on M-431, Election of Committee Chairs and M-489, Election of Speaker Mr. Chair, I'd like to amend the motion by replacing the fourth paragraph with the following: That the Committee invite the Clerk of the House of ...

Mentioned by insideTORONTO.com Home News Toronto MPs Nash and Opitz witness 'pivotal... Nash and three other Canadian parliamentarians, Etobicoke Centre MP Ted Opitz, MP James Bezan and MP David Christopherson, acted as election observers at polls in that city. Opitz is chair, Nash vice-chair of the Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary ...

Mentioned by insideTORONTO.com Home News Ted Opitz to join Canada's observer mission in... Etobicoke Centre Conservative MP Ted Opitz has been appointed to Canada's Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe 2014 Presidential Election Bilateral Observation Mission in Ukraine. As Ukraine prepares to go to the polls to elect a new ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act ... We had a couple of witnesses here on previous dates, Martin Collacott and James Bissett, and both expressed their support for the new residency requirement. I ...

Spoke in the House on Jan Karski Mr. Speaker, Jan Karski, an operative in Poland's home army during the Second World War, witnessed unspeakable horrors. Karski was dispatched to inform the Polish government ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act ... Thank you, Madam Chair. You're right. As I look around this room I see five MPs who are from other countries, and at least two who ...

Spoke in the House on Fair Elections Act Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak to Bill C-23, the fair elections act. The bill would fulfill a commitment made by our government during the ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Defence of North America Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I was on this committee before and I'm glad to be sitting in again today. I knew you guys would ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Mr. Speaker, yesterday the Leader of the Opposition accused the Prime Minister of making a 91-year-old veteran, Arthur Haché, pay for his airfare in order to ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act ... Thank you, Madam Chair. Well, you do have to be convicted, and it's compared to the Canadian system. As a former soldier I would take great ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Committee Business Yes, Mr. Chair. This reminds me of something written in a play once, “thou dost protest too much”. Mr. Julian said a little while ago, “If ...

Spoke in the House on Homelessness Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Edmonton East for bringing this motion forward. We know that every city has its own method of calculating the ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act ... Thank you, Madam Chair. I think people would continue to think of Canada as what it already is, a heaven on earth. Ms. Basnicki, thank you ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by National Post Russia slaps entry ban on 13 Canadian lawmakers, officials in retaliation for ... In addition to Scheer and Van Loan, the Russians have also banned Tory MPs Ted Opitz, James Bezan and Dean Allison, Liberal MPs Irwin Cotler and Chrystia Freeland and NDP MP Paul Dewar. I see my travel ban from Russia as a badge of honour, not a ...

Mentioned by insideTORONTO.com Home News Etobicoke Centre MP Ted Opitz back from Ukraine;... Just returned from a Canadian government delegation to Ukraine, Etobicoke Centre Conservative MP Ted Opitz said Putin must remove his troops from Ukrainian soil, dialogue with Ukrainian officials or face political and possible economic censure from the ...

Mentioned by Windsor Star Text of Commons motion supporting Ukraine, urging Russia to withdraw OTTAWA - The House of Commons has unanimously adopted a motion supporting Ukraine and calling on Russia to withdraw its troops. Here is the text of the motion, introduced by Conservative MP Ted Opitz: That this House strongly condemn Russia's ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Elections Canada says Opitz exceeded 2008 nomination campaign donation ... Conservative MP Ted Opitz, who reached an agreement with the federal elections commissioner acknowledging that he donated nearly $7,000 more to his election nomination campaign in 2008 than he was legally allowed, had only one other contribution, ...