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  • His favourite word is troops.

Conservative MP for Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman (Manitoba)

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

Today

Posted on Twitter Join @GiveLifeMB tomorrow at the #Selkirk United Church & help @itsinyoutogive reach its goal of 60,000 donors befo… https://t.co/6gIHrr7NLf

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter My thoughts at the conclusion this Parliamentary Session: https://t.co/s2p3h3j6oe #mbpoli #cdnpoli

This week

Posted on Twitter Proud to appear as the final witness on #Magnitsky law this morning. We are one step closer to protecting victims o… https://t.co/44JOWu7j4r

Didn't vote on Vote #342 on Bill C-311 Amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day)

Voted Yes on Vote #349 on Bill C-23 Respecting the preclearance of persons and goods in Canada and the United States

Voted Yes on Vote #348 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #347 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #346 on Bill S-3 Amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration)

Posted on Twitter I would like to wish everyone celebrating #NationalAboriginalDay a joyous day. See the rest of my statement here https://t.co/gDdE0E5Esl

Spoke in the House on Public Services and Procurement Mr. Speaker, in media reports today, the RCMP have alleged that an employee in Public Services and Procurement Canada was responsible for the leaks about Canada's ...

Spoke in the House on Statistics Act Just call it the centre of the universe.

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise tonight to revisit a question I raised on May 4. I asked the Minister of National Defence why the ...

Posted on Twitter The Natural Resources Minister’s answer proves my point that both the PM & Defence Minister are too incompetent to… https://t.co/5QY4MH3ods

Posted on Twitter .@GiveLifeMB will be hosting the Selkirk Community Blood Donor Clinic, June 27 4:00–8:00PM Selkirk United Church, 2… https://t.co/4NcRVtGZj2

A week ago

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, the Liberals' mismanagement of the fighter jet replacement has gone from a national scandal to an international embarrassment. Over the weekend, officials were instructed ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, nobody trusts the Liberals to deliver on that promise. The Liberals unveiled their defence and foreign policies, and surprise, surprise, there were no details ...

Mentioned by 680 News Canadian Coast Guard to continue operating on inland waterways: union, Tory MP Manitoba Conservative James Bezan, the MP for Selkirk-Interlake-Eastman, called the reversal a huge victory. “It is absolutely essential that Canada's inland waters remain safe and secure under the protection of the Canadian Coast Guard,” Bezan said in ...

Mentioned by CTV News Canadian Coast Guard stations to stay open in Gimli, Selkirk, Kenora: union Selkirk-Interlake-Eastman MP James Bezan called the reversal a huge victory for the people of Ontario and Manitoba. “It is absolutely essential that Canada's inland waters remain safe and secure under the protection of the Canadian Coast Guard,” Bezan ...

Mentioned by TimminsToday Canadian Coast Guard to continue operating on inland waterways: union, Tory MP Manitoba Conservative James Bezan, the MP for Selkirk-Interlake-Eastman, called the reversal a huge victory. “It is absolutely essential that Canada's inland waters remain safe and secure under the protection of the Canadian Coast Guard,” Bezan said in ...

Mentioned by Winnipeg Sun MP, MLAs applauds coast guard decision reversal James Bezan, MP for Selkirk-Interlake-Eastman, also knows how important the service is to the area. “We were able to successfully convey the concerns of our constituents and thousands of Canadians that the closures of these Coast Guard stations would ...

Spoke in the House on Main Estimates, 2017-18 Madam Speaker, I am somewhat confused in the minister's answer just now because in the rules that she is bringing forward what they are really trying ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Committee Business Let me finish first before we start going into this. Mr. Chair, since I have the floor, I'll just speak on this. Even though in the ...

Spoke in the House on Canadian Coast Guard Mr. Speaker, the Liberals are planning on closing Canadian Coast Guard stations in Gimli, Selkirk, and Kenora. This weekend, the Coast Guard in Gimli saved a ...

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, since a trade war between Boeing and Bombardier started, it has become abundantly clear that the Liberals will not be sole-sourcing Super Hornets. This ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on The Oceans Act’s Marine Protected Areas and Meeting Requested by Four Members ... In the motion, there is one extra word I inserted after “Selkirk”, namely, “Manitoba”, so make sure that is noted in the minutes. I want to ...

Mentioned by The Daily Caller Trudeau's Massive Defense Hike Has One Very Big Catch Conservative defense critic and Manitoba Member of Parliament James Bezan was quick to accuse the government of creating a military wish list that they never intend to deliver. “The Liberals are punting the hard decisions down the road: more delays ...

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by Winnipeg Free Press MP wants answers after reports suggest Coast Guard will pull out of Gimli In response to reports that Ottawa is shutting down Coast Guard operations in Gimli, the area's Conservative MP is calling on the Trudeau government to make its intentions public. James Bezan, the Opposition Conservative MP for Selkirk-Interlake ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Committee Business On national defence procurement and the shipbuilding strategy, we just finished wrapping up our hearings on naval readiness. We talked about shipbuilding. We had the main ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Briefing by the Commissioner of the Communications Security Establishment I want to go into your earlier comments more, regarding how the threat and the technology has evolved but the legislation and the laws in Canada ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Supplementary Estimates (C) 2016-17: Vote 1c under Communications Security Establishment, Votes 1c ... Thank you, Minister and officials, for joining us today. It's always good to see Admiral Lloyd and Deputy Minister Forster and everybody else. I'm hoping that ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Suicide Mortality in the Canadian Armed Forces I want to switch gears a bit and go back to the mental health side of this. The road to mental readiness program is very well ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada and the Defence of North America Thank you, Mr. Chair. Mr. Jennings, it's great to have you at committee. I think Canada and Australia have had very similar types of histories. We've ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada and the Defence of North America Thank you, Mr. Chair. I want to thank all you gentlemen for joining us today and sharing your expertise. To follow up on Leona's comments and ...

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