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November 23, 2022

Conservative Bill protecting pensions passes third reading

OTTAWA, ON— Marilyn Gladu, Conservative Shadow Minister for Civil Liberties and Member of Parliament for Sarnia—Lambton, is happy to announce the passage at third reading of her Private Member’s Bill C-228 on pension protection.

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November 22, 2022

Liberal government is ‘sick and tired’ of Atlantic Canadians

Ottawa, ON — Clifford Small, Conservative Shadow Minister for Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, and Member of Parliament for Coast of Bays—Central—Notre Dame, released the following statement regarding the Liberal government’s plan to tax Atlantic Canadians on their home heating:

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November 21, 2022

Statement from Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre on Day of Dignity and Freedom

Ottawa, ON – The Hon. Pierre Poilievre, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and the Official Opposition, released the following statement on Day of Dignity and Freedom:

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November 16, 2022

Conservative Bill exempting farm fuels from the expensive carbon tax passes committee

Ottawa, ON – John Barlow, Conservative Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Agri-Food and Food Security, Richard Lehoux and Warren Steinley, Associate Shadow Ministers for Agriculture, Lianne Rood, Conservative Shadow Minister for Federal Economic Development Agency for Eastern, Central and Southern Ontario, and Ben Lobb, Conservative Shadow Minister for Digital Government, announced...

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James Bezan

Meet Your MP

Successfully elected six times since 2004, James Bezan’s most recently in the riding of Selkirk–Interlake–Eastman. Over the course of his parliamentary career, he has been a strong advocate for rural communities and the agricultural sector. He has chaired the standing committees for Agriculture and Agri-Food, Environment and National Defence.

He fought strongly for marketing freedom for Western Canadian farmers and ending the long-gun registry. He has also been instrumental in leveraging over $35 million for protecting Lake Winnipeg and Lake Manitoba.

As Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence from 2013-2015, he was active on files dealing with military procurement, mental health issues in the Canadian Forces, the war against ISIS, and Russia's aggression in Ukraine. Bezan currently serves in the Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet as the Shadow Minister for National Defence.

Bezan has also been very outspoken on the issue of Ukrainian democracy and human rights and as a result, was one of thirteen Canadian officials sanctioned by the Russian Government in 2014. For his work on Ukrainian issues, he has been recognized with numerous awards both in Canada and abroad, including the ‘Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise’ (Ukraine’s highest civilian award) for his private members’ initiative in recognition of the Holodomor.

Before public life, Bezan worked in the livestock industry and currently resides on the farm near Teulon, Manitoba. With his wife Kelly, they have three adult daughters and two grandchildren. In his community of Teulon, Bezan is a member of the Teulon and Area Lions Club and the New Life Church.

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