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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.

This week

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, the current commander of the air force says there is no capability gap, and now 13 former commanders of the air force are demanding ...

Posted on Twitter Conservatives have a plan to provide #Ukraine with the support they need in their fight against Russia #cdnpoli #CPC https://t.co/ANvQxUC9dY

Posted on Twitter @colinthestoic @KentThornhillMP here it is: https://t.co/R9R8eOmDhA

Posted on Twitter #Ukraine needs more support. Conservatives presented our Ukrainian Defence & Aid Package Check it out here… https://t.co/6xmb0J91KP

Posted on Twitter Presenting the #cpc Ukrainian Defence & Aid Package with @KentThornhillmp and colleagues https://t.co/ldhakqlfKP

Spoke in the House on Preclearance Act, 2016 Madam Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the member for Red Deer—Lacombe. It is great to speak to Bill C-23, the preclearance act, 2016. ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to rise today to address a question I first raised in the House back on November 2. I asked the ...

Voted Yes on Vote #202 on Bill C-18 Amend the Rouge National Urban Park Act, the Parks Canada Agency Act and the Canada ...

Posted on Twitter The experts have spoken, but will the Liberals listen? #cdnpoli https://t.co/uHTIAEa79F

Posted on Twitter Taking a stand against bullying with my colleagues @JLNater @MPMarilynGladu, @JohnBrassardCPC & @KevinWaugh_CPC on #PinkShirtDay #PinkDay

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, I am rising today on a question that I originally put to the Minister of National Defence on November 16 last year to talk ...

Voted Yes on Vote #201 That the House: ( a) recognize that Canadian society is not immune to the climate of hate and ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, stationed in Kuwait, Canada currently has one refuelling aircraft, two surveillance aircraft, and over 300 aircrew. Canadians have conducted over 3,000 sorties over top ...

Mentioned by 640 Toronto News US defence chief issues sharp ultimatum telling Canada, NATO allies to up defence spending ... on Wednesday issued a sharp ultimatum to NATO Wednesday, telling allies they must start increasing defence spending by year's end or the Trump administration will “moderate its commitment” to them. Conservative MP James Bezan the National Defence ...

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure for me to rise two nights in a row for the late show, along with my friend, the Parliamentary Secretary ...

Voted Yes on Vote #200 on Bill S-211 Respecting National Sickle Cell Awareness Day

Voted No on Vote #199 on Bill C-37 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make related amendments to other Acts

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 in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, it is indeed a pleasure to rise on a question I raised back in October. Before I start, I want to congratulate the Parliamentary ...

Spoke in the House on Taxation Mr. Speaker, for months, the defence minister has known that a small group of Canadian soldiers in the fight against ISIS were having their danger pay ...

Voted No on Vote #198 on Bill C-37 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make related amendments to other Acts

Two weeks ago

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 ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada and the Defence of North America To go back to Mr. Irving's comments about the timeline and that shipyards are sitting in limbo and going broke, I'm glad to see that it ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada and the Defence of North America Thank you, Mr. Chair. I want to thank our witnesses for taking time out of their busy schedules to help us with our study. I want ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Ukrinform News Canada should provide financial support to Ukraine – MP Canada should provide financial support to Kyiv in order to help Ukraine in its confrontation with Russia. This has been stated by shadow Canadian Defense Minister James Bezan, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. "We should continue to significantly ...

Mentioned by Ukrinform News Canada should provide financial support to Ukraine – MP Canada should provide financial support to Kyiv in order to help Ukraine in its confrontation with Russia. This has been stated by shadow Canadian Defense Minister James Bezan, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. "We should continue to significantly ...

Mentioned by Ukrinform News Canada may reduce its military support for Ukraine – James Bezan The current Government of Canada may terminate some programs of support for Ukraine in order not to irritate Russia. This has been stated by James Bezan, the Official Opposition Critic for National Defence and member of Conservative Shadow Cabinet, ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada and the Defence of North America Mr. Chair, before you start the clock, I just want to quickly revisit the point that I raised yesterday in the House. I'll be very brief. ...

Mentioned by Kamsack Times 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 ... But in an interview with ...

Mentioned by Kamloops This Week MP McLeod plays defence at the Legion Conservative defence critic James Bezan joined Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP for a luncheon and roundtable discussion at the Kamloops Legion on Lansdowne Street on Saturday morning. Both McLeod and Bezan have thrown their support behind ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Subject Matter of Supplementary Estimates (B) 2016-17: Vote 1b under Communications Security ... I want to move a motion in relation to the supplementary estimates: That the Committee request that the Parliamentary Budget Officer provide the Committee with a ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada and the Defence of North America I'll go back to industry capacity and the discussion on making sure that there aren't going to be any future capability gaps. Let's say that National ...

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, ...

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