Bezan remains Shadow Minister for National Defence

September 08, 2020

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.

“Our Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole has built a strong and united team that reflects the bright future ahead of our party. It combines experience, expertise and ambition to hold Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government to account during this global health and economic crisis. I am humbled to have Erin’s continued confidence and trust in this role.

“My passion for working alongside Canada’s troops on the National Defence file drives me to get the best possible outcomes for them. I am amazed every day by the sacrifices the members of the Canadian Armed Forces and their families accept willingly to keep Canada the true north, strong and free.

“Under Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government, military procurement has been mismanaged and the capacity for the Canadian Armed Forces to serve to the best of their ability has worsened. It is the responsibility of the government to procure the equipment necessary, and ensure we are using our forces in Canada’s best interests while supporting our allies.

“I will continue to hold Minister Sajjan to account and fight for our troops while they fight for us.”