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September 22, 2022

Conservatives call for Canadians to be heard at Natural Resources Committee

Ottawa, ON – Today, Conservative members of the Standing Committee on Natural Resources (RNNR) released the following statement after they raised a point of privilege to force the NDP-Liberal dominated committee to abide by a long-standing tradition which ensures diverse voices are heard during committee studies:

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September 22, 2022

Conservative study approved to find out why dangerous criminals are allowed to walk our streets

Ottawa, ON – Raquel Dancho, Conservative Shadow Minister for Public Safety, released the following statement after members of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security (SECU) agreed to adopt a Conservative motion to study the tragic events of the mass killing on the James Smith Cree First Nation:...

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September 22, 2022

Official Languages Act: A bill that needs amendments

Ottawa, ON — Joël Godin, Conservative Shadow Minister for Official Languages, anticipates a busy fall session as Bill C-13, an amendment to the Official Languages Act, returns to the Standing Committee on Official Languages.

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September 21, 2022

Conservative statement on the end of ArriveCAN requirements

Ottawa, ON – Melissa Lantsman, Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, and Pierre Paul-Hus, Quebec Political Lieutenant, released the following statement on the end of ArriveCAN requirements:

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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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