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  • His favourite word is vance.

Conservative MP for Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman (Manitoba)

Won his last election, in 2019, with 63% of the vote.

Yesterday

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, the seventh vice-chief of the defence staff since 2015 resigned yesterday because he went golfing with one of the two chiefs of the defence ...

Posted on Twitter Instead of leading by example, the Defence Minister has repeatedly failed our troops and lost their respect. Enough… https://t.co/7Woffwdlms

Posted on Twitter Actually it was the Minister who has had to apologize twice for falsifying his service record. Here is an article t… https://t.co/96se5CV6Mc

Two days ago

Voted No on Vote #140 on Bill C-30 Implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 19, 2021 and other ...

Voted No on Vote #141 Government Business No. 8 (Extension of sitting hours in June pursuant to Standing Order 27(1)) (subamendment)

Voted No on Vote #142 Government Business No. 8 (Extension of sitting hours in June pursuant to Standing Order 27(1)) (amendment)

Voted No on Vote #143 Government Business No. 8 (Extension of sitting hours in June pursuant to Standing Order 27(1) (with amendment as ...

Posted on Twitter Listening to the ongoing Liberal filibuster in the Defence Committee right now. We have been in this meeting for OV… https://t.co/694dYcFLer

This week

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Madam Speaker, I request a recorded division.

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, in 2018, Canadian soldiers reported to commanders that they had seen videos of horrible atrocities being committed on the phones of the very Iraqi ...

Spoke in the House on Privilege Madam Speaker, I would like to point out that the member for Kingston and the Islands continues to challenge your authority as Chair, and I think ...

Voted Yes on Vote #138 Motion to adjourn the House

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Standing Committee on National Defence Mr. Speaker, Liberal members on the Standing Committee on National Defence have been shamefully obstructing our committee from completing the study into sexual misconduct allegations in ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Madam Speaker, I am pleased to present two petitions on behalf of the independent travel advisers here in Canada. There are two issues they wish to ...

Posted on Twitter Time is running out to produce a report on the sexual misconduct allegations in the CAF before the House rises for… https://t.co/vCUzFqeGut

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, this is more Liberal dithering and delaying. Justice Fish’s report yesterday and Justice Deschamps’ report in 2015 clearly stated the sexual misconduct response centre ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Briefing on the Current Situation in Ukraine Thanks, Colonel. I'm going to have to cut you off, because I see the 30 seconds coming up. I just want to say this to you ...

Posted on Twitter The report by Justice Fish confirmed, once again, the Liberals have failed to act on sexual misconduct in the CAF o… https://t.co/6Vba0h6vrP

Posted on Twitter There's a teddy bear by my door in a show of national mourning for the lives of 215 Indigenous children lost at the… https://t.co/Rfv9boUVUw

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, let us be clear. General Vance served alongside the defence minister in Afghanistan and the Prime Minister left him as chief of the defence ...

A month ago

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Meeting Requested by Four Members of the Committee to Discuss their Request ... As we all know, we have invited Zita Astravas to come to our committee. We know that we have had an order from the House of ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Meeting Requested by Four Members of the Committee to Discuss their Request ... I believe we've been through this a number of times already, Madam Chair. I'm sure the format is quite familiar to all members of the committee. ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Canadian Armed Forces Operations, Access to ... Thank you, Madam Chair. It is unfortunate we couldn't get a webcast, but at least we are public with this debate. I will move my motion, ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Addressing Sexual Misconduct Issues in the Canadian Armed Forces, Including the Allegations ... Thank you, Madam Chair. First of all, I just want to make sure you have our speaking order. It will be Mr. Benzen, Ms. Alleslev, Ms. ...

Spoke at the Canada-China Relations committee on Committee Business and Canada-China Relations It seems that we have two departments here working at cross-purposes. On the one hand, the Liberal government signed an agreement to work more closely with ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Addressing Sexual Misconduct Issues in the Canadian Armed Forces, Including the Allegations ... Thank you, Madam Chair. It is disappointing that the Liberals are bringing forward this motion as part of an ongoing cover-up of sexual misconduct in the ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Addressing Sexual Misconduct Issues in the Canadian Armed Forces, Including the Allegations ... Minister, as you know, there was no real investigation done against General Vance, so there isn't a possibility to politically interfere, but you have a responsibility ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by PortageOnline.com Tory MP Pledges Effort To Cancel Jet Deal The Conservative defence critic's pledging his party will continue efforts to change the plans of the Trudeau government to purchase older Australian fighter jets for the RCAF. Selkirk-Interlake-Eastman MP James Bezan calls it an ill-informed promise ...

Mentioned by Yahoo News Canada (blog) Trudeau's political interference has increased danger for armed forces Trudeau's political interference has increased danger for armed forces. Global News• November 20, 2018. MP James Bezan criticized PM Justin Trudeau on Monday. He claimed political interference by Trudeau on the purchase of military aircraft has ...

Mentioned by Winnipeg Free Press Help wanted: pilots for Canada's fighter jets OTTAWA — Tory MP James Bezan says short-staffing at 17 Wing is only set to get worse, as an auditor's report Tuesday found the air force lacks enough pilots for its current set of fighter jets — never mind the used ones Canada's about to receive ...

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca Tories want more fighter pilots, not planes says Bezan MP James Bezan told an Ottawa press gallery that the Conservative government prefers to follow the auditor general's recommendation to train more pilots instead of buying more planes. more. <iframe src="https://globalnews.ca/video/embed/4681033/" ...

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca Trudeau's political interference has increased danger for armed forces Trudeau's political interference has increased danger for armed forces. MP James Bezan criticized PM Justin Trudeau on Monday. He claimed political interference by Trudeau on the purchase of military aircraft has “created a more dangerous situation ...

Mentioned by National Observer Federal MPs denounce controversial Facebook post targeting Sajjan Manitoba Conservative MP James Bezan, the party's defence critic, tweeted that he was disgusted. Bezan said Sajjan is a respected veteran who proudly served Canada and deserves nothing less than gratitude for his service as a soldier and as defence ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-267 An Act to provide for the taking of restrictive measures in respect of foreign nationals responsible for gross violations of internationally recognized human rights and to make related amendments to the Special Economic Measures Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-266 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (increasing parole ineligibility)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-478 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (increasing parole ineligibility)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-456 An Act to amend the Excise Act, 2001 (spirits)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-386 An Act to amend the Radiation Emitting Devices Act (tanning equipment) and to warn Canadians of the cancer risks of using tanning equipment