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  • His favourite word is isis.

Conservative MP for Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman (Manitoba)

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

Two days ago

Voted No on Vote #167 on Bill C-35

Voted No on Vote #166 on Bill C-35

Voted No on Vote #165 on Bill C-35

Voted No on Vote #164 That the Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, except any Vote disposed of ...

Voted No on Vote #163 That Vote 1b, in the amount of $10,825,154, under Privy Council Office — Program expenditures, in the Supplementary ...

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Public Services and Procurement Mr. Speaker, we can do that competition within two years and select the proper fighter jet. There is absolutely zero logic to the approach of the ...

This week

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, Royal Canadian Air Force commander General Hood confirmed yesterday that the Liberals unilaterally changed the number of jets the air force needed. When asked ...

Posted on Twitter My sincere condolences to Captain McQueen's family, friends, and colleagues. We are forever grateful for his servic… https://t.co/AxmZRzgOhG

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister is dangerously naive about world affairs. He admires a brutal communist dictatorship, which raises doubts about how he views other global ...

Posted on Twitter I offer my deepest sympathies to family, friends & members of #CAF on this tragic accident. We remember the courage… https://t.co/R6vXpiICML

Posted on Twitter @WayneEwaskoMLA dared me last night to auction off a flag. My buddy Wayne got $100. I got $150, but who's counting! https://t.co/YO4JQJboag

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Vichnaya Pamyat, May their memories be eternal. #Holodomor https://t.co/98Sh70lKaI

Posted on Twitter On #Holodomor Memorial Day we remember the millions lives lost in this horrific act of genocide. Vichnaya Pamyat https://t.co/52QTSfIvps

Posted on Twitter @brittmthiessen if you're one of my constituents, my office could place a query with government for you. If not, call your MP for help.

Spoke in the House on Aerospace Industry Mr. Speaker, when the Prime Minister decided to exclude the F-35 from an open and fair competition, workers in Canada's aerospace industry were rightly alarmed. The ...

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, yesterday the Liberals refused to answer how much the obsolete Super Hornet will cost and how many jobs will be lost in Canada's aerospace ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, it is good to be able to get up again to address a question I raised after Remembrance Day, as I was not satisfied ...

Spoke in the House on Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act Let us drink to that is right, Madam Speaker. This is a product that is world renowned that can now move into the European market a ...

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, they are buying a bunch of flying white elephants. The Prime Minister is risking Canadian jobs, taxpayers' money, and the well-being of our pilots. ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada and the Defence of North America Thank you, Mr. Chair. Admiral Newton and Admiral McDonald, thank you for joining us, for the passion and enthusiasm you have for the Royal Canadian Navy, ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada and the Defence of North America Mr. Chair, it's unfortunate that we had to have the committee interrupted today because of the limitation of debate and of speaking in the House with ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Briefing by the Chief of the Defence Staff on Current Operations I also appreciate your comments about putting people first in everything that you do as commander of the Canadian Armed Forces. I know when we did ...

A month ago

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada and the Defence of North America Thank you, Mr. Chair. Before you start the clock, I just want to point out that the last time Mr. Burt was here was when we ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) MPs make the party rounds before break week: Diplomatic parties, Nov. 2 Each MP in attendance lit one candle on the two lamps on stage, including Immigration Minister John McCallum, at the Parliament Hill Diwali celebration on Oct. 27. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia. Conservative MP James Bezan lights the Diwali ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) MPs make the party rounds before break week: Diplomatic parties, Nov. 2 Each MP in attendance lit one candle on the two lamps on stage, including Immigration Minister John McCallum, at the Parliament Hill Diwali celebration on Oct. 27. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia. Conservative MP James Bezan lights the Diwali ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada and the Defence of North America Thank you, Mr. Chair. I want to go back to talking about the current request for proposals for the surface combatant design. In the request for ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada and the Defence of North America Just for clarification for committee members on the recommendations that are in from the two reports by the ombudsman, I'd like to read them. There are ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Briefing by the National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces Ombudsman I don't think I'll need five minutes either, Mr. Chair. Thank you, Mr. Walbourne, for coming here and presenting your recommendations on the report. When Conservatives ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada and the Defence of North America Thank you, Mr. Chair. I want to thank both our witnesses for being here, for your great advice and testimony today and for your service to ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca Liberal contradicts defence minister, says troops fighting ISIS are at greater risk WATCH ABOVE: Parliamentary Secretary for Defence John McKay and Conservative MP James Bezan join Tom Clark for a discussion about the changing mission for Canadian troops in Iraq, the increased risk for our troops and what this means for ...

Mentioned by MetroNews Canada Conservative defence critic called for new fighter jet in 12 months Conservative defence critic James Bezan previously accused the Liberals of trying to buy a new jet without a competition by manufacturing talk about a pending shortage of aircraft. But in an interview with The Canadian Press on Tuesday, ... Bezan said ...

Mentioned by Times Colonist Conservative defence critic called for new fighter jet in 12 months Conservative MP James Bezan asks a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.One of the most vocal critics of the Liberal government's rush to buy new fighter jets says a new plane ...

Mentioned by durhamregion.com Tory critic called for new jet in 12 months Conservative defence critic James Bezan previously accused the Liberals of trying to buy a new jet without a competition by manufacturing talk about a pending shortage of aircraft. But in an interview with The Canadian Press on Tuesday, Bezan said he ...

More than three months ago

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