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Conservative MP for Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman (Manitoba)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 52% of the vote.

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Happy National Indigenous Peoples Day! A celebration of the beautiful cultures and contributions of Canada's Indige… https://t.co/nyPtpQaQQW

This week

Posted on Twitter Mark loved God, his beautiful wife Diane and his amazing family. Kelly and I extend our love and heartfelt sympathies to Diane and family.

Posted on Twitter I am saddened to learn of the passing of my good friend @MPmarkwarawa. We were elected together in 2004 and were in… https://t.co/7vrds9LLYQ

Voted No on Vote #1379 on Bill C-75 Amend the Criminal Code, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and other Acts and to make ...

Didn't vote on Vote #1378 on Bill C-75 Amend the Criminal Code, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and other Acts and to make ...

Voted Yes on Vote #1377 Private Members' Business M-173 (Diabetes Awareness Month)

Voted No on Vote #1376 on Bill C-331 Amend the Federal Courts Act (international promotion and protection of human rights)

Voted Yes on Vote #1375 Ways and Means motion No. 34

Posted on Twitter Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax is an obvious failure – while the biggest polluters get exempted, Canadian families and… https://t.co/qUCOYRZbNB

Posted on Twitter Canadian troops are participating in NATO's Exercise Swift Response in Bulgaria. I wish a speedy recovery to the ot… https://t.co/08JiH85Aod

Posted on Twitter I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Canadian Armed Forces Bombardier Patrick Labrie in Bulgaria yesterda… https://t.co/dp31XmMkrT

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Corrections and Conditional Release Act Mr. Speaker, here we go again. It is over 100 times now that the government has used closure or has limited the amount of debate we ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, Canada's Arctic sovereignty is under threat. The United States refuses to recognize our sovereignty over our Arctic waters. Last month, U.S. Secretary of State, ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Criminalization of Non-Disclosure of HIV Status, Online Hate, and Bill C-266 Thank you, Mr. Chair and colleagues. It's indeed a pleasure to be able to appear on my private member's bill, an act to amend the Criminal ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Natural Resources Mr. Speaker, the Manitoba-Minnesota hydro transmission project is good for Manitoba and is good for the environment by replacing Minnesota's coal-fired power plants. However, the Prime ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Natural Resources Mr. Speaker, Manitobans are angry that the Prime Minister is refusing to allow the sale of our clean energy. The National Energy Board has approved a ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present e-petition 2126 with almost 750 names on it. It is in support of my private member's bill, Bill C-266, ...

Spoke in the House on Natural Resources Madam Speaker, Manitobans deserve the right to sell their resources abroad. Minnesota is willing to buy the clean hydroelectric power that Manitoba proudly produces. The National ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Mr. Speaker, trying to use wiggle words instead of making a decision is not leadership. Our Canadian Armed Forces and our veterans want a defence minister, ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Madam Speaker, I have a dissenting report attached to the official report from the Standing Committee on National Defence. The Conservative members on the committee feel ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Meeting Requested by Four Members of the Committee to Discuss their Request ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. You had a chance yesterday and today to answer that question in the House, and unfortunately you didn't take those opportunities. I'll ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Briefing on the Human Rights Situation in Crimean Thank you for that. At the House of Commons, I was proud to support and sponsor the Magnitsky legislation that we have in Canada, and of ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Supplementary Estimates (B), 2018-19: Vote 1b under Communications Security Establishment, Votes 1b ... I"ll move on to supplementary estimates (B), vote 5, capital expenditures. In 2018-19, you're asking for $4.2 billion. “Strong, Secure, Engaged” asked for $6.6 billion. That's ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Diversity within the Canadian Armed Forces As you know, and as we've talked about, often when you're doing recruitment in the armed forces you want to be able to see yourself in ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Diversity within the Canadian Armed Forces In trying to recruit more indigenous members, you used some of the stories of very successful indigenous military members. Sergeant Tommy Prince, the most decorated indigenous ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Diversity within the Canadian Armed Forces I don't believe that this is necessary. As noted previously, Mr. Ferguson has been ill for some time. His office has been presenting the reports this ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Diversity within the Canadian Armed Forces I appreciate that. I know that in Manitoba, where I'm from, they have been doing a women on wings program, and they have women in the ...

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