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September 09, 2020

Erin O’Toole Announces Conservative Shadow Cabinet

OTTAWA, ON – The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, today announced the Conservative Shadow Cabinet for the second session of the 43rd Parliament. “Today, I am proud to present the Conservative government in waiting that will defeat Justin Trudeau’s corrupt Liberal government in...

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September 08, 2020

Bezan remains Shadow Minister for National Defence

Selkirk, MB – James Bezan, Member of Parliament for Selkirk-Interlake-Eastman today issued a statement in response to Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole’s announcement of his Shadow Cabinet: “I am honoured to continue to serve as the Shadow Minister for National Defence and support our brave men and women in uniform.

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June 25, 2020

Back to Work Bonus - Andrew Scheer announces Conservative proposal to help workers and local businesses as they reopen

Ottawa, ON – The Hon. Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, today announced the Back to Work Bonus, a Conservative proposal to make the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) more flexible and generous.“Since the pandemic began, Conservatives have been putting forward constructive solutions to help...

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June 19, 2020

Andrew Scheer Statement on Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor

Ottawa, ON – The Honourable Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, issued the following statement regarding the charges laid by the Chinese government against Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor:“It’s been 18 months since Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were arbitrarily and unlawfully detained by the...

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James Bezan

Meet Your MP

Successfully elected five times since 2004, James Bezan’s most recent electoral victory comes in the newly created 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.

During the last Parliament, 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 Conservative Defence Critic.

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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