James Bezan

Selkirk — Interlake — Eastman

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October 15, 2019

Justin Trudeau is misleading Canadians about the Conservative plan to support health care

Conservatives plan to increase health care transfers to the provinces by at least 3% per year When it comes to improving Canada’s health care system, Canadians can only trust a Conservative Government led by Prime Minister Andrew Scheer. Justin Trudeau is simply not as advertised. Under a Conservative government, funding...

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October 15, 2019

Justin Trudeau supported 2008 Liberal-NDP Coalition

Justin Trudeau signed letter endorsing a Liberal-NDP coalition in 2008, just months after first being elected as a Member of Parliament Justin Trudeau will pay any price to hold onto power. He was willing to do it in 2008 and he is willing to do it now. As a newly...

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October 15, 2019

100 Day Action Plan: Andrew Scheer will meet with Premiers after the New Year

New Conservative government will work with provinces to break down trade barriers In his first 100 days as Prime Minister, Andrew Scheer will meet with Canada’s Premiers to establish a new interprovincial free trade agreement that will create jobs and opportunities for Canadians from coast to coast. Scheer will host...

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October 14, 2019

Experts agree Conservatives have realistic fiscal plan for infrastructure projects

Liberals misrepresenting Conservative plan to support infrastructure Justin Trudeau is lying and misrepresenting the Conservative plan to support infrastructure projects across Canada. Let’s look at the facts.Public policy expert Jack Mintz confirmed that the Conservative plan only “delays” infrastructure spending by three years. He also confirmed that these delays only...

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James Bezan

Meet The Candidate

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 one grandson. 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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