James BEZAN

BEZAN, James

Personal Data

Party
Conservative
Constituency
Selkirk--Interlake--Eastman (Manitoba)
Birth Date
May 19, 1965
Website
http://jamesbezan.com
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=72dace30-741a-4877-8c1c-31b5dc3e4a8e&Language=E&Section=ALL
Email Address
james.bezan@parl.gc.ca
Profession
agribusinessman, cattle producer, farmer

Parliamentary Career

June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
CPC
  Selkirk--Interlake (Manitoba)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
CPC
  Selkirk--Interlake (Manitoba)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
CPC
  Selkirk--Interlake (Manitoba)
May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
CPC
  Selkirk--Interlake (Manitoba)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence (September 19, 2013 - November 3, 2015)
October 19, 2015 -
CPC
  Selkirk--Interlake--Eastman (Manitoba)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence (September 19, 2013 - November 3, 2015)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 320)


June 17, 2019

Mr. James Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, Canada's Arctic sovereignty is under threat. The United States refuses to recognize our sovereignty over our Arctic waters.

Last month, U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, called our claim to the Northwest Passage “illegitimate”. The Arctic has never been a priority to the Liberals, and the Prime Minister has never stood up for our Arctic sovereignty.

The Prime Minister is meeting with President Trump on Thursday. Does the Prime Minister plan to continue his policy of giving away our sovereignty to Trump or will he finally fight for Arctic?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Foreign Affairs
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June 17, 2019

Mr. James Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, here we go again. It is over 100 times now that the government has used closure or has limited the amount of debate we can have any time on these bills.

This stands in stark contrast to what the minister used to say when he was in the third party. The member for Winnipeg North used to stand and holler every time there was a closure motion or anything to limit the debate we were having on any motions before the House.

We only had four minutes on Friday to start the debate on the amendments that were proposed by the Senate. I still have to go back and talk to my UCCO members who work at Stony Mountain Institution in my riding to ensure that the health and safety provisions that are in the bill are going to be properly enforced and how that is going to occur. They still have those questions.

However, because the Liberals are stifling debate here in the House, I will not have the time to go and consult, and discuss this with UCCO members and with penitentiary staff on how this will impact our riding and how it is going to impact the care and incarceration of those who are currently serving sentences.

There are still so many questions out there. The hypocrisy that we are seeing from the Liberals continues to amaze all of us, because when they were in the third party, they used to scream and holler at the top of their lungs every time the previous government tried to do this.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Corrections and Conditional Release Act
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June 3, 2019

Mr. James Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present e-petition 2126 with almost 750 names on it. It is in support of my private member's bill, Bill C-266, the respecting families of brutalized persons act.

As members will recall, individuals convicted of abducting, sexually assaulting and murdering currently can get parole at year 23. The petitioners call on Canada to pass the bill to give the courts the power to increase parole ineligibility to 40 years to ensure that families of victims are not revictimized. The bill is fair, just and compassionate.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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June 3, 2019

Mr. James Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, Manitobans are angry that the Prime Minister is refusing to allow the sale of our clean energy. The National Energy Board has approved a hydro transmission line to Minnesota, but the Prime Minister is actively trying to kill that project. It is obvious the Prime Minister is lashing out at Manitoba in retaliation for standing up against him and his carbon tax.

When will the Prime Minister get out of the way and allow this project to be built?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Natural Resources
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May 30, 2019

Mr. James Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman, CPC)

Madam Speaker, Manitobans deserve the right to sell their resources abroad. Minnesota is willing to buy the clean hydroelectric power that Manitoba proudly produces. The National Energy Board has approved the transmission lines, but the Prime Minister is overruling the decision and is trying to stop the project. It is clear that the Prime Minister is holding a grudge against Manitoba because it will not go along with his carbon tax.

Why will the Prime Minister not let Manitoba sell its clean energy?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Natural Resources
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