James Bezan

Last updated on 2017-08-23T22:07+0300.

About this image

sign

Quotes... Extracted quotes from

James Bezan said ( about Jonathan Vance ) : "Watching all of these politics play out, I have never been more disheartened being a member of this committee for the past 10 years," "All of the debate we've listened to over the last month has barely touched on the issue of the scope of this study, which was sexual misconduct allegations against Gen. Vance and Admiral [Art] MacDonald. When it comes down to issues of ministerial accountability as it is tied to the chiefs of defence staff, that is where the Liberals have continued to filibuster" External link

CBC Tuesday, June 22, 2021 2:58:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Jonathan Vance ) : "Watching all of these politics play out, I have never been more disheartened being a member of this committee for the past 10 years," "All of the debate we've listened to over the last month has barely touched on the issue of the scope of this study, which was sexual misconduct allegations against Gen. Vance and Admiral [Art] MacDonald. When it comes down to issues of ministerial accountability as it is tied to the chiefs of defence staff, that is where the Liberals have continued to filibuster" External link

CBC Tuesday, June 22, 2021 2:05:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : “Really it’s come to this point because the minister of national defence has refused to do the honourable thing and resign, the prime minister has refused to do the right thing and fire the minister of national defence,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, June 18, 2021 7:33:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : “Really it’s come to this point because the minister of national defence has refused to do the honourable thing and resign, the prime minister has refused to do the right thing and fire the minister of national defence,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, June 18, 2021 5:41:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : “During this time of incredible crisis within the armed forces, it’s important that the acting chief of the defence staff fully communicate what took place,” “He owes it to Canadians. We expect transparency and a full explanation” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, June 17, 2021 1:39:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "This further calls into question this claim that Justin Trudeau did not know of the allegation against Gen. Vance in 2018," External link

CBC Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:01:00 PM EAT

James Bezan asked : “There is now concern that government actually knew about this for weeks, as Prime Minister Trudeau said in his presser this morning… and Canadians again need to know how that information flowed? Why did it take so long to have Gen. Fortin step aside while this investigation is ongoing? … Are we looking at another cover up of sexual misconduct allegations in the Canadian Armed Forces?” External link

barrie Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:35:00 AM EAT

James Bezan asked : “There is now concern that government actually knew about this for weeks, as Prime Minister Trudeau said in his presser this morning… and Canadians again need to know how that information flowed? Why did it take so long to have Gen. Fortin step aside while this investigation is ongoing? … Are we looking at another cover up of sexual misconduct allegations in the Canadian Armed Forces?” External link

ctvnews Wednesday, May 19, 2021 2:00:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Justin Trudeau ) : “There’s concern government has actually known about this for weeks, as Prime Minister Trudeau said in his presser this morning,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, May 18, 2021 10:54:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Katie Telford ) : “For a week, the Trudeau Liberals have blocked Katie Telford from testifying on her role in this cover-up. Now she’s suddenly available. What’s changed?” “Tomorrow, Canada’s Conservatives will continue to push for answers on the cover-up of sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces” External link

globalnews Friday, May 7, 2021 2:10:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : “The Liberals have shown how far they will go to continue this coverup and stop Canadians from learning the truth,” External link

cp24 Monday, May 3, 2021 11:04:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Katie Telford ) : "It is very much germane to our study to find out what Katie Telford was told, how much did she direct this investigation and ultimately a coverup, because we know an investigation never took place," External link

CBC Saturday, May 1, 2021 2:08:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : “Justin Trudeau's claim that he was not aware of allegations of sexual misconduct by General Vance is clearly false. It is outrageous to believe that everyone around Justin Trudeau was aware of these allegations but the prime minister didn't know,” External link

cp24 Saturday, April 24, 2021 5:24:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : “Justin Trudeau’s claim that he was not aware of allegations of sexual misconduct by General Vance is clearly false. It is outrageous to believe that everyone around Justin Trudeau was aware of these allegations but the prime minister didn’t know,” External link

theepochtimes Saturday, April 24, 2021 3:51:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "Justin Trudeau's claim that he was not aware of allegations of sexual misconduct by General Vance is clearly false. It is outrageous to believe that everyone around Justin Trudeau was aware of these allegations but the prime minister didn't know," External link

timescolonist Saturday, April 24, 2021 1:20:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Justin Trudeau ) : "The Trudeau Liberals finally gave in to pressure from Conservatives to allow a key player in the cover-up of sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces to testify," External link

timescolonist Wednesday, April 21, 2021 11:46:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Harjit Sajjan ) : “More than half the money promised is being shuffled from within the current defence budget and there is no promise of full independent oversight for sexual misconduct, especially at the highest ranks,” “This budget fails our women and men in uniform at the same time Minister Sajjan continues to cover up his failure to investigate sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, April 21, 2021 5:36:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Elder Marques ) : "I think it is imperative we hear from Mr. Marques," External link

CBC Saturday, April 17, 2021 2:08:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : “I was shocked to learn that there was such a blatant attack. This is a direct violation of international norms of protecting freedom of the press, freedom of speech,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, April 16, 2021 11:58:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : “This is just more evidence and proof that the Communist Party of China is more interested in stopping free speech, in destroying the norms of human right, and civil liberties that we enjoy throughout the democratic world,” “We must all continue to stand together in the face of this tyranny that’s coming right from the highest levels of Beijing,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, April 16, 2021 11:58:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : “We still haven’t heard from some of the key witnesses that the Liberals have been blocking from coming,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, April 13, 2021 1:41:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "We still haven't heard from some of the key witnesses that the Liberals have been blocking from coming," External link

timescolonist Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:33:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : “We still haven’t heard from some of the key witnesses that the Liberals have been blocking from coming,” External link

680news Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:10:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "The only way we can get results is if we get to the truth," "This is about restoring trust. Trust in leadership of senior commanders in the Canadian Armed Forces and trust in the department's leadership as well. Right now, that trust is broken" External link

CBC Monday, April 12, 2021 9:56:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : “Here we are now with the Liberals trying to shut down a committee investigation into what happened,” “I’m just so disappointed that the Liberals who like to talk about being a feminist government…well guess what, that’s all phoney and hyperbole” External link

TorontoStar Monday, April 12, 2021 8:50:00 PM EAT

James Bezan asked : “As clerk of the Privy Council Office, was it your belief that you were acting with the Prime Minister’s knowledge of the allegations in March in 2018?” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, April 7, 2021 5:28:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : “And since that time, there's been almost nothing coming from the government in the form of technical updates,” “There is an ongoing ambiguity of what the mission purpose is, how our forces are conducting themselves” External link

cp24 Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12:22:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "Those discussions should be made available for public record, and that’s why we asked for the production of public records, so we can get to the bottom of who knew what," External link

timescolonist Saturday, March 27, 2021 12:46:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "The reason it needs to be a summons is he's a person that is still in the chain of command," "According to reports … he's already faced intimidation and threats that his career is over. So we want to make sure that he feels free to appear without fear of reprimand. And the only way we can ensure that he can appear is to summon him through a subpoena" External link

timescolonist Tuesday, March 9, 2021 12:56:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : “In the interest of morale, and for our women and men in uniform to have confidence in the senior leadership of the Canadian Armed Forces, Minister Sajjan must confirm why chief of defence staff Admiral Art McDonald is under investigation ,” External link

cp24 Friday, February 26, 2021 2:21:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : “In the interest of morale, and for our women and men in uniform to have confidence in the senior leadership of the Canadian Armed Forces, Minister Sajjan must confirm why chief of defence staff Admiral Art McDonald is under investigation,” External link

theepochtimes Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Harjit Sajjan ) : “With every non-answer from Minister Sajjan, the more it looks like the Liberals are trying to cover up their mishandling of serious allegations of sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, February 23, 2021 3:19:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Harjit Sajjan ) : “With every non-answer from Minister Sajjan, the more it looks like the Liberals are trying to cover up their mishandling of serious allegations of sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces,” External link

cknw Tuesday, February 23, 2021 3:06:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : "We have to take early warning very, very seriously," External link

CBC Thursday, January 14, 2021 12:14:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : "The defence minister knows full well that the Chinese government back then and the Chinese government today are completely different," External link

CBC Saturday, December 12, 2020 12:19:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : "This is strictly an exercise in futility," External link

CBC Friday, December 11, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : "We believe that Asterix should stay in service, that Obelix should be built and that both (joint support ships) be built so that we have the ability to maintain that blue-water fleet," "That way we can send the navy out and if one of our supply ships happens to be out of service, we can backfill it with (Asterix or Obelix)" External link

timescolonist Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : “It is just another example of how the government likes to cloak itself in the curtain of secrecy and never, ever talk about details of these contracts,” “This is another sole-source situation and we could be looking at another WE scandal . The government needs to come clean on this,” External link

yahoo-au Friday, October 16, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

James Bezan told : “It was slow—a lot of technical glitches and difficulties,” External link

theepochtimes Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

James Bezan told : "It was slow — a lot of technical glitches and difficulties," External link

simcoe Tuesday, September 22, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

James Bezan told : "It was slow — a lot of technical glitches and difficulties," External link

simcoe Tuesday, September 22, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

James Bezan told : "It was slow — a lot of technical glitches and difficulties," External link

timescolonist Tuesday, September 22, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : "This new information is just another example of how this Liberal government was slow to act when it came to COVID-19," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, July 22, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : “Commercial fishers in Lake Winnipeg and across Manitoba have no opportunity for income,” “There was a promise made by the federal government. Minister Jordan and Justin Trudeau promised back on May 14 that there’s going to be almost $470 million that was going to flow to our commercial fishing industry across this country. And here we are, eight weeks later and not a single dollar has left the federal treasury” External link

barrie Friday, July 10, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

James Bezan told : "This has been a whole new experience for everyone, from party officials to the candidates and those of us who are campaigning on the ground," External link

CBC Monday, May 18, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

James Bezan says ( about Falun Dafa ) : “We stand in solidarity with [Falun Gong adherents] that are still in China,” “For those … who have been able to escape the communist regime in Beijing [but] have family and friends and loved ones back in mainland China, we stand with [them] as well and we will stand in the battle against oppression” External link

theepochtimes Saturday, April 25, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : "The boats are betting older and need to be replaced sooner, but I'm not sure that's resonating with the minister's office or the [Prime Minister's Office]," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 11, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : "The best way to fight a submarine is with a submarine," "There is a growing need for submarines to ensure our sovereignty around North America. It is also the best way to patrol our Arctic waters" External link

CBC Tuesday, February 11, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : “It’s starting to calm down out here a little bit, but we don’t want to do anything that fans those flames any further. It’s beyond Western alienation now, this is Western separatism,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, January 10, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "I don't think we can speculate on the cause of the crash, but answers have to be forthcoming," "I'm sure families would be devastated if Iran blocked access of international investigators from helping out with the full investigation into what caused the crash" External link

thespec Thursday, January 9, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "Iran's retaliation last night was a needless attack. But regardless, this (crash) is a human tragedy that goes beyond anything that we were expecting in the fallout from the last few days," "Families deserve to get a full report on exactly what happened," External link

timescolonist Wednesday, January 8, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : "Iran's retaliation last night was a needless attack. But regardless, this (crash) is a human tragedy that goes beyond anything that we were expecting in the fallout from the last few days," "Families deserve to get a full report on exactly what happened," External link

timescolonist Wednesday, January 8, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : "All of us were quite shocked by it," "I know that this was an incredibly difficult decision for him to make" External link

CBC Friday, December 13, 2019 3:54:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "I thought he was committed to it, and he was going to work hard to get the support of our party to let him stay on in the role," External link

CBC Friday, December 13, 2019 3:54:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "All of us were quite shocked by it," "I know that this was an incredibly difficult decision for him to make" External link

CBC Friday, December 13, 2019 1:43:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "I thought he was committed to it, and he was going to work hard to get the support of our party to let him stay on in the role," External link

CBC Friday, December 13, 2019 1:43:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Justin Trudeau ) : "While other countries have selected fighter jets in under two years, (Prime Minister Justin) Trudeau's record on military procurement is one of delays and failures," External link

thespec Saturday, August 31, 2019 12:47:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Justin Trudeau ) : “While other countries have selected fighter jets in under two years, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s record on military procurement is one of delays and failures,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, August 30, 2019 10:53:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : "My biggest concern with all this is volunteer wear-out, fatigue. How are they going to handle it?" "They're going to be tired from doing these back-to-back elections because we often use the same people" External link

CBC Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "They [the provincial PCs] felt the decision to go early was the right one, and I support that," "And now it's just a matter of finding both of our paths to victory" External link

CBC Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Justin Trudeau ) : “It is inexcusable that Justin Trudeau spent the past four years dithering on the fighter-jet file,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:11:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Justin Trudeau ) : "It is inexcusable that Justin Trudeau spent the past four years dithering on the fighter-jet file," External link

timescolonist Tuesday, July 23, 2019 9:25:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Jonathan Vance ) : “I wouldn’t want to see Gen. Vance step down before the next election,” “We need to first replace the prime minister and the defence minister before we replace the chief of defence staff” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, July 13, 2019 12:58:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Jonathan Vance ) : “I wouldn’t want to see Gen. Vance step down before the next election,” “We need to first replace the prime minister and the defence minister before we replace the chief of defence staff” External link

globalnews Thursday, July 11, 2019 2:09:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : “The prison farm, based on the agricultural model, is not giving the marketable skills that our convicts need when they rehabilitate and are reintegrated back into society,” External link

thewhig Friday, June 14, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : “You’ve got to remember that the offender population is urban based and the prison population wants to move back to their homes and to their families,” External link

thewhig Friday, June 14, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : “Secondly, prison farms are in competition with us as agricultural producers,” “As a farmer, I think it’s completely inappropriate for the government of Canada to be subsidizing food production in prisons to compete against us in the marketplace” External link

thewhig Friday, June 14, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : “The kleptocrats in the Kremlin, those that are abusing their positions of power and authority, cannot get away with it,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, June 11, 2019 5:41:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "They never bought into their own rhetoric," External link

thespec Tuesday, April 9, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : “They never bought into their own rhetoric,” External link

cknw Tuesday, April 9, 2019 2:04:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : “They never bought into their own rhetoric,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, April 9, 2019 1:51:00 AM EAT

James Bezan déclaré : «Malgré les explications données par les représentants du comité, nous pensons toujours que les projets prennent du retard, que les promesses ne seront pas tenues et que, finalement, les Forces armées canadiennes ne disposeront pas de l'équipement dont elles ont besoin» External link

lapresse-CA Tuesday, March 5, 2019 12:20:00 AM EAT

James Bezan told : “Despite the explanation that was given by officials at committee, we still feel projects are falling behind, promises are going to be broken and ultimately the Canadian Armed Forces will not get the equipment that it needs in a timely manner,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, March 4, 2019 6:01:00 PM EAT

James Bezan told : “Despite the explanation that was given by officials at committee, we still feel projects are falling behind, promises are going to be broken and ultimately the Canadian Armed Forces will not get the equipment that it needs in a timely manner,” External link

cknw Monday, March 4, 2019 4:17:00 PM EAT

James Bezan told : “Despite the explanation that was given by officials at committee, we still feel projects are falling behind, promises are going to be broken and ultimately the Canadian Armed Forces will not get the equipment that it needs in a timely manner,” External link

globalnews Monday, March 4, 2019 4:09:00 PM EAT

James Bezan told : “Despite the explanation that was given by officials at committee, we still feel projects are falling behind, promises are going to be broken and ultimately the Canadian Armed Forces will not get the equipment that it needs in a timely manner,” External link

citynews-ca Monday, March 4, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

James Bezan told : “Despite the explanation that was given by officials at committee, we still feel projects are falling behind, promises are going to be broken and ultimately the Canadian Armed Forces will not get the equipment that it needs in a timely manner,” External link

680news Monday, March 4, 2019 1:04:00 PM EAT

James Bezan told : "Despite the explanation that was given by officials at committee, we still feel projects are falling behind, promises are going to be broken and ultimately the Canadian Armed Forces will not get the equipment that it needs in a timely manner," External link

ctvnews Monday, March 4, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

James Bezan told : "Despite the explanation that was given by officials at committee, we still feel projects are falling behind, promises are going to be broken and ultimately the Canadian Armed Forces will not get the equipment that it needs in a timely manner," External link

timescolonist Monday, March 4, 2019 12:52:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : "If these monsters are allowed access to these parole-board hearings, all they do is re-victimize the families," "None of these sadists ever get full parole ... but they still have access to go out there and traumatize the families, who have to go to the parole-board hearings, read their victim-impact statements to ensure these people never get released" External link

barrie Friday, February 8, 2019 3:04:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "It's not a mandatory minimum (sentence), it's not something that is dictated to the courts, the judge still has the discretion to level the parole-ineligibility period at the time of sentencing," External link

barrie Friday, February 8, 2019 3:04:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "If these monsters are allowed access to these parole-board hearings, all they do is re-victimize the families," "None of these sadists ever get full parole ... but they still have access to go out there and traumatize the families, who have to go to the parole-board hearings, read their victim-impact statements to ensure these people never get released" External link

cp24 Friday, February 8, 2019 2:53:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "It's not a mandatory minimum (sentence), it's not something that is dictated to the courts, the judge still has the discretion to level the parole-ineligibility period at the time of sentencing," External link

cp24 Friday, February 8, 2019 2:53:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : “Directions for the election is to be engaged. That’s why we provided training so they can be confident in discussing our policies,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, February 4, 2019 3:28:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "We do need to send a strong message to Putin that the world is watching, that his actions are considered war crimes, and also send a message to world leaders… that we cannot appease a dictator," External link

ctvnews Thursday, January 31, 2019 8:35:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Vladimir Putin ) : "I thought it was a very shallow response. All they did was reiterate their own talking points about what Canada is doing in defense of Ukraine about Russian aggression, but never talked about the whole issue of Vladimir Putin - who is the primary reason that we have the illegal occupation of Crimea and the war in Donbass," "Putin has to finally take the initiative to actually bring about peace rather than always bring conflict" External link

ctvnews Thursday, January 31, 2019 8:35:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said ( about President Putin ) : "I think all too often we've been too careful to avoid linking Putin directly to the action of the Russian Federation and their proxies but we all know that there's only one conductor on this train, or of this orchestra, either way you want to look at it, and that’s President Putin himself," External link

ctvnews Thursday, January 31, 2019 8:35:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "We do need to send a strong message to Putin that the world is watching, that his actions are considered war crimes, and also send a message to world leaders… that we cannot appease a dictator," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, January 30, 2019 9:20:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Vladimir Putin ) : "I thought it was a very shallow response. All they did was reiterate their own talking points about what Canada is doing in defense of Ukraine about Russian aggression, but never talked about the whole issue of Vladimir Putin - who is the primary reason that we have the illegal occupation of Crimea and the war in Donbass," "Putin has to finally take the initiative to actually bring about peace rather than always bring conflict" External link

ctvnews Wednesday, January 30, 2019 9:20:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said ( about President Putin ) : "I think all too often we've been too careful to avoid linking Putin directly to the action of the Russian Federation and their proxies but we all know that there's only one conductor on this train, or of this orchestra, either way you want to look at it, and that’s President Putin himself," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, January 30, 2019 9:20:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Justin Trudeau ) : “Unfortunately, [Prime Minister] Justin Trudeau has failed to prioritize the national security of Canada with his cuts to defense spending, the mismanagement of key procurement projects, and by ignoring major foreign threats in his defense policy review,” External link

dailycaller Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

James Bezan told : "It is through their own misinformation campaigns that they will continue to nibble away at the sovereign territory of Ukraine until it's too late to do anything," External link

CBC Thursday, January 17, 2019 6:42:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : “While standing for the picture I made an inappropriate and flippant comment by saying, ‘This isn’t my idea of a threesome,’ which was intended as a partisan comment about being in a photo with a Liberal member of caucus,” “I realized that this comment was inappropriate and attempted to apologize the following day but was not afforded that opportunity” External link

680news Tuesday, December 5, 2017 5:45:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : “Earlier this year I made an inappropriate and insensitive comment in the presence of the member for Longueuil—Charles—LeMoyne,” “I have nothing but the greatest respect for this member, for this institution, and I sincerely apologize” External link

680news Tuesday, December 5, 2017 5:45:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : “Earlier this year I made an inappropriate and insensitive comment in the presence of the member for Longueuil—Charles—LeMoyne,” External link

680news Tuesday, December 5, 2017 2:34:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : “They are again saying one thing and doing another that undermines not only the Canadian Armed Forces, but the health of our soldiers,” External link

ctvnews Thursday, November 9, 2017 7:16:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : “We are unequivocally urging the government to join in missile defense — but we need to start that conversation with the Americans first and get the door opened, because there is no open invitation to participate,” External link

dailycaller Thursday, October 5, 2017 11:35:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : “Opposition members requested the meeting and the Liberals agreed to the hearings. The meetings will focus on what the Canadian Armed Forces and the government are doing to prepare for a possible attack by ICBMs, other conventional weapons and/or non-conventional weapons of mass destruction,” “The main question is what is the Canadian Armed Forces’s state of readiness? How is Canada working with the U.S. through NORAD and other defence cooperation efforts to protect Canadians? As the official opposition, we will let the Liberal government and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau explain what steps they’re taking to protect Canada” External link

dailycaller Wednesday, August 23, 2017 9:57:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Paul Martin ) : "You've got to remember the history behind that discussion, the wounds that were created because of the decision by Paul Martin back in 2005, and things didn't change until this summer," "So from this point forward, everyone is looking at how we can best work with the United States. How we can work through NORAD in dealing with this new threat" External link

CBC Wednesday, August 23, 2017 5:03:00 AM EAT

James Bezan added ( about Paul Martin ) : “You’ve got to remember the history behind that discussion, the wounds that were created because of the decision by Paul Martin back in 2005. And things didn’t change until this summer,” “So from this point forward, everyone is looking at how we can best work with the United States. How we can work through NORAD in dealing with this new threat” External link

680news Tuesday, August 22, 2017 11:56:00 PM EAT

James Bezan added ( about Paul Martin ) : "You've got to remember the history behind that discussion, the wounds that were created because of the decision by Paul Martin back in 2005. And things didn't change until this summer," "So from this point forward, everyone is looking at how we can best work with the United States. How we can work through NORAD in dealing with this new threat" External link

timescolonist Tuesday, August 22, 2017 11:38:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : "You always have to be comparing apples to apples. Some countries, their coast guard is an extension of their navy. They are armed; they are doing border security; counter-narcotic trafficking," External link

CBC Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:48:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : "You always have to be comparing apples to apples. Some countries, their coast guard is an extension of their navy. They are armed; they are doing border security; counter-narcotic trafficking," External link

CBC Thursday, March 9, 2017 6:41:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : “If they are going to use them for only 12 years then this is a very expensive option that makes absolutely no sense,” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, February 6, 2017 6:39:00 AM EAT

James Bezan explained : “I know with lifetime gag orders put in place at Defence, Public Works, Justice and other departments on this purchase, it will make it incredibility difficult to ever see what the details really are,” “But the Auditor General is one person who can really get in there and ensure that rules are followed or were followed” External link

ottawacitizen Tuesday, January 10, 2017 8:21:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "the previous Conservative government was committed to balancing Canada's budget. The Department of National Defence did its part to ensure the efficient use of public funds and to generate savings for Canadians, while safeguarding the ability of the CAF to be ready to take on the challenges of the 21st century" External link

CBC Thursday, December 8, 2016 3:17:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Michael Hood ) : “Lieutenant-General Hood has been very clear, there is no capability gap,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, December 2, 2016 4:27:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : “This is the greatest hoax going, that there’s a capability gap,” “And it speaks to the Liberals trying to frame a sole-source decision under false pretences” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, November 26, 2016 2:01:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "This is now strictly a supportive role, but it is a combat role," "We're okay with that. But the government should be open and transparent about what it is" External link

ctvnews Thursday, November 17, 2016 4:18:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : "This is now strictly a supportive role, but it is a combat role," "We're okay with that. But the government should be open and transparent about what it is" External link

CBC Thursday, November 17, 2016 4:20:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "It another sign how naive they are," "We should only be doing it if we can guarantee that Canadian troops will be under Canadian command, and they're able to protect themselves and civilians" External link

CBC Thursday, October 6, 2016 1:02:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : "It another sign how naive they are," "We should only be doing it if we can guarantee that Canadian troops will be under Canadian command, and they're able to protect themselves and civilians" External link

CBC Thursday, October 6, 2016 1:44:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "Nobody's placing any bets yet and everybody's holding back as to where they place their vote," External link

CBC Thursday, September 15, 2016 12:17:00 PM EAT

James Bezan told : "The ultimate goal here is to achieve a seat at the UN Security Council when it becomes available," External link

durhamregion Friday, September 9, 2016 2:12:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "The Liberals must clearly lay out the details before deploying Canadian Armed Forces personnel to a war zone," "As the Official Opposition, we are calling on the government to bring the UN mission that they choose to Parliament for a full debate and a vote" External link

durhamregion Friday, September 9, 2016 2:12:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : “Before sending any Canadian Armed Forces personnel to war zones, Canadians expect to know when, where and why our troops are being deployed,” External link

ottawacitizen Friday, September 9, 2016 12:45:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : “Before sending any Canadian Armed Forces personnel to war zones, Canadians expect to know when, where and why our troops are being deployed,” External link

ottawacitizen Thursday, September 8, 2016 10:38:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : "The reality is that we're not immune to terrorism, and not only is it happening around the world but it can happen right here in Canada," "We're just very lucky that law enforcement was able to stop him before he was able to act out his own terrorist plot that he'd been working on" External link

CBC Thursday, August 11, 2016 10:50:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : "The reality is that we're not immune to terrorism, and not only is it happening around the world but it can happen right here in Canada," "We're just very lucky that law enforcement was able to stop him before he was able to act out his own terrorist plot that he'd been working on" External link

CBC Thursday, August 11, 2016 10:21:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : "This shows this is a great capability," "It has to be considered to replace the CF-18s, despite their rhetoric during the election about not buying the F-35" External link

ctvnews Wednesday, August 3, 2016 10:52:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "This shows this is a great capability," "It has to be considered to replace the CF-18s, despite their rhetoric during the election about not buying the F-35" External link

durhamregion Wednesday, August 3, 2016 2:51:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "As long as Russia is not de-escalating those activities and reducing tensions in the region, including in the Baltics, we shouldn't be talking to them," "Ultimately, the diplomacy should not be at this level" External link

durhamregion Monday, July 25, 2016 11:04:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : “The Liberals have invented an imaginary capability gap,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, June 8, 2016 3:11:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "The Department of National Defence has just received the final report and is reviewing the recommendations on an expedited basis," External link

CBC Wednesday, March 11, 2015 3:48:00 PM EAT

James Bezan wrote : "Last week’s decision made by the provincially appointed Manitoba Criminal Code Review Board to allow Vince Li who beheaded and cannibalized Tim McLean, to move to Winnipeg and be allowed to have unescorted day passes in Winnipeg and Selkirk is an insult to his victim’s family," External link

CBC Wednesday, March 4, 2015 9:30:00 PM EAT

James Bezan wrote : "Last week’s decision made by the provincially appointed Manitoba Criminal Code Review Board to allow Vince Li who beheaded and cannibalized Tim McLean, to move to Winnipeg and be allowed to have unescorted day passes in Winnipeg and Selkirk is an insult to his victim’s family," External link

CBC Wednesday, March 4, 2015 3:20:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
deputy1.75%EN11/23/201723/11/2017
mp71.93%EN10/30/201730/10/2017
secretary24.56%EN03/02/201502/03/2015
secrétaire1.75%FR12/05/201305/12/2013
Names Lang Count
James BezanEN94.50%
James BezanFR4.59%
James BezanPT0.92%


 
Show/hide duplicate news articles.
<<10<12345678910>>>10
 
Show/hide duplicate news articles.
<<10<12345678910>>>10

Tools

Load latest edition

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

2:53:00 PM EAT

Languages Collapse menu...Expand menu...

Select your languages

af
am
ar
de
en
es
fr
ha
pt
rw
sw
all
Show additional languagesHide additional languages

Interface:

Legend Collapse menu...Expand menu...


Quotes... Explore Relations


EMM Visual Explorer


AfricaBrief

James Bezan

Last updated on 2017-08-23T22:07+0300.

About this image

sign

Quotes... Extracted quotes from

James Bezan said ( about Jonathan Vance ) : "Watching all of these politics play out, I have never been more disheartened being a member of this committee for the past 10 years," "All of the debate we've listened to over the last month has barely touched on the issue of the scope of this study, which was sexual misconduct allegations against Gen. Vance and Admiral [Art] MacDonald. When it comes down to issues of ministerial accountability as it is tied to the chiefs of defence staff, that is where the Liberals have continued to filibuster" External link

CBC Tuesday, June 22, 2021 2:58:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Jonathan Vance ) : "Watching all of these politics play out, I have never been more disheartened being a member of this committee for the past 10 years," "All of the debate we've listened to over the last month has barely touched on the issue of the scope of this study, which was sexual misconduct allegations against Gen. Vance and Admiral [Art] MacDonald. When it comes down to issues of ministerial accountability as it is tied to the chiefs of defence staff, that is where the Liberals have continued to filibuster" External link

CBC Tuesday, June 22, 2021 2:05:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : “Really it’s come to this point because the minister of national defence has refused to do the honourable thing and resign, the prime minister has refused to do the right thing and fire the minister of national defence,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, June 18, 2021 7:33:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : “Really it’s come to this point because the minister of national defence has refused to do the honourable thing and resign, the prime minister has refused to do the right thing and fire the minister of national defence,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, June 18, 2021 5:41:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : “During this time of incredible crisis within the armed forces, it’s important that the acting chief of the defence staff fully communicate what took place,” “He owes it to Canadians. We expect transparency and a full explanation” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, June 17, 2021 1:39:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "This further calls into question this claim that Justin Trudeau did not know of the allegation against Gen. Vance in 2018," External link

CBC Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:01:00 PM EAT

James Bezan asked : “There is now concern that government actually knew about this for weeks, as Prime Minister Trudeau said in his presser this morning… and Canadians again need to know how that information flowed? Why did it take so long to have Gen. Fortin step aside while this investigation is ongoing? … Are we looking at another cover up of sexual misconduct allegations in the Canadian Armed Forces?” External link

barrie Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:35:00 AM EAT

James Bezan asked : “There is now concern that government actually knew about this for weeks, as Prime Minister Trudeau said in his presser this morning… and Canadians again need to know how that information flowed? Why did it take so long to have Gen. Fortin step aside while this investigation is ongoing? … Are we looking at another cover up of sexual misconduct allegations in the Canadian Armed Forces?” External link

ctvnews Wednesday, May 19, 2021 2:00:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Justin Trudeau ) : “There’s concern government has actually known about this for weeks, as Prime Minister Trudeau said in his presser this morning,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, May 18, 2021 10:54:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Katie Telford ) : “For a week, the Trudeau Liberals have blocked Katie Telford from testifying on her role in this cover-up. Now she’s suddenly available. What’s changed?” “Tomorrow, Canada’s Conservatives will continue to push for answers on the cover-up of sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces” External link

globalnews Friday, May 7, 2021 2:10:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : “The Liberals have shown how far they will go to continue this coverup and stop Canadians from learning the truth,” External link

cp24 Monday, May 3, 2021 11:04:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Katie Telford ) : "It is very much germane to our study to find out what Katie Telford was told, how much did she direct this investigation and ultimately a coverup, because we know an investigation never took place," External link

CBC Saturday, May 1, 2021 2:08:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : “Justin Trudeau's claim that he was not aware of allegations of sexual misconduct by General Vance is clearly false. It is outrageous to believe that everyone around Justin Trudeau was aware of these allegations but the prime minister didn't know,” External link

cp24 Saturday, April 24, 2021 5:24:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : “Justin Trudeau’s claim that he was not aware of allegations of sexual misconduct by General Vance is clearly false. It is outrageous to believe that everyone around Justin Trudeau was aware of these allegations but the prime minister didn’t know,” External link

theepochtimes Saturday, April 24, 2021 3:51:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "Justin Trudeau's claim that he was not aware of allegations of sexual misconduct by General Vance is clearly false. It is outrageous to believe that everyone around Justin Trudeau was aware of these allegations but the prime minister didn't know," External link

timescolonist Saturday, April 24, 2021 1:20:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Justin Trudeau ) : "The Trudeau Liberals finally gave in to pressure from Conservatives to allow a key player in the cover-up of sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces to testify," External link

timescolonist Wednesday, April 21, 2021 11:46:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Harjit Sajjan ) : “More than half the money promised is being shuffled from within the current defence budget and there is no promise of full independent oversight for sexual misconduct, especially at the highest ranks,” “This budget fails our women and men in uniform at the same time Minister Sajjan continues to cover up his failure to investigate sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, April 21, 2021 5:36:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Elder Marques ) : "I think it is imperative we hear from Mr. Marques," External link

CBC Saturday, April 17, 2021 2:08:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : “I was shocked to learn that there was such a blatant attack. This is a direct violation of international norms of protecting freedom of the press, freedom of speech,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, April 16, 2021 11:58:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : “This is just more evidence and proof that the Communist Party of China is more interested in stopping free speech, in destroying the norms of human right, and civil liberties that we enjoy throughout the democratic world,” “We must all continue to stand together in the face of this tyranny that’s coming right from the highest levels of Beijing,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, April 16, 2021 11:58:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : “We still haven’t heard from some of the key witnesses that the Liberals have been blocking from coming,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, April 13, 2021 1:41:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "We still haven't heard from some of the key witnesses that the Liberals have been blocking from coming," External link

timescolonist Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:33:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : “We still haven’t heard from some of the key witnesses that the Liberals have been blocking from coming,” External link

680news Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:10:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "The only way we can get results is if we get to the truth," "This is about restoring trust. Trust in leadership of senior commanders in the Canadian Armed Forces and trust in the department's leadership as well. Right now, that trust is broken" External link

CBC Monday, April 12, 2021 9:56:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : “Here we are now with the Liberals trying to shut down a committee investigation into what happened,” “I’m just so disappointed that the Liberals who like to talk about being a feminist government…well guess what, that’s all phoney and hyperbole” External link

TorontoStar Monday, April 12, 2021 8:50:00 PM EAT

James Bezan asked : “As clerk of the Privy Council Office, was it your belief that you were acting with the Prime Minister’s knowledge of the allegations in March in 2018?” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, April 7, 2021 5:28:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : “And since that time, there's been almost nothing coming from the government in the form of technical updates,” “There is an ongoing ambiguity of what the mission purpose is, how our forces are conducting themselves” External link

cp24 Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12:22:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "Those discussions should be made available for public record, and that’s why we asked for the production of public records, so we can get to the bottom of who knew what," External link

timescolonist Saturday, March 27, 2021 12:46:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "The reason it needs to be a summons is he's a person that is still in the chain of command," "According to reports … he's already faced intimidation and threats that his career is over. So we want to make sure that he feels free to appear without fear of reprimand. And the only way we can ensure that he can appear is to summon him through a subpoena" External link

timescolonist Tuesday, March 9, 2021 12:56:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : “In the interest of morale, and for our women and men in uniform to have confidence in the senior leadership of the Canadian Armed Forces, Minister Sajjan must confirm why chief of defence staff Admiral Art McDonald is under investigation ,” External link

cp24 Friday, February 26, 2021 2:21:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : “In the interest of morale, and for our women and men in uniform to have confidence in the senior leadership of the Canadian Armed Forces, Minister Sajjan must confirm why chief of defence staff Admiral Art McDonald is under investigation,” External link

theepochtimes Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Harjit Sajjan ) : “With every non-answer from Minister Sajjan, the more it looks like the Liberals are trying to cover up their mishandling of serious allegations of sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, February 23, 2021 3:19:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Harjit Sajjan ) : “With every non-answer from Minister Sajjan, the more it looks like the Liberals are trying to cover up their mishandling of serious allegations of sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces,” External link

cknw Tuesday, February 23, 2021 3:06:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : "We have to take early warning very, very seriously," External link

CBC Thursday, January 14, 2021 12:14:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : "The defence minister knows full well that the Chinese government back then and the Chinese government today are completely different," External link

CBC Saturday, December 12, 2020 12:19:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : "This is strictly an exercise in futility," External link

CBC Friday, December 11, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : "We believe that Asterix should stay in service, that Obelix should be built and that both (joint support ships) be built so that we have the ability to maintain that blue-water fleet," "That way we can send the navy out and if one of our supply ships happens to be out of service, we can backfill it with (Asterix or Obelix)" External link

timescolonist Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : “It is just another example of how the government likes to cloak itself in the curtain of secrecy and never, ever talk about details of these contracts,” “This is another sole-source situation and we could be looking at another WE scandal . The government needs to come clean on this,” External link

yahoo-au Friday, October 16, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

James Bezan told : “It was slow—a lot of technical glitches and difficulties,” External link

theepochtimes Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

James Bezan told : "It was slow — a lot of technical glitches and difficulties," External link

simcoe Tuesday, September 22, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

James Bezan told : "It was slow — a lot of technical glitches and difficulties," External link

simcoe Tuesday, September 22, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

James Bezan told : "It was slow — a lot of technical glitches and difficulties," External link

timescolonist Tuesday, September 22, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : "This new information is just another example of how this Liberal government was slow to act when it came to COVID-19," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, July 22, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : “Commercial fishers in Lake Winnipeg and across Manitoba have no opportunity for income,” “There was a promise made by the federal government. Minister Jordan and Justin Trudeau promised back on May 14 that there’s going to be almost $470 million that was going to flow to our commercial fishing industry across this country. And here we are, eight weeks later and not a single dollar has left the federal treasury” External link

barrie Friday, July 10, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

James Bezan told : "This has been a whole new experience for everyone, from party officials to the candidates and those of us who are campaigning on the ground," External link

CBC Monday, May 18, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

James Bezan says ( about Falun Dafa ) : “We stand in solidarity with [Falun Gong adherents] that are still in China,” “For those … who have been able to escape the communist regime in Beijing [but] have family and friends and loved ones back in mainland China, we stand with [them] as well and we will stand in the battle against oppression” External link

theepochtimes Saturday, April 25, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : "The boats are betting older and need to be replaced sooner, but I'm not sure that's resonating with the minister's office or the [Prime Minister's Office]," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 11, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : "The best way to fight a submarine is with a submarine," "There is a growing need for submarines to ensure our sovereignty around North America. It is also the best way to patrol our Arctic waters" External link

CBC Tuesday, February 11, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : “It’s starting to calm down out here a little bit, but we don’t want to do anything that fans those flames any further. It’s beyond Western alienation now, this is Western separatism,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, January 10, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "I don't think we can speculate on the cause of the crash, but answers have to be forthcoming," "I'm sure families would be devastated if Iran blocked access of international investigators from helping out with the full investigation into what caused the crash" External link

thespec Thursday, January 9, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "Iran's retaliation last night was a needless attack. But regardless, this (crash) is a human tragedy that goes beyond anything that we were expecting in the fallout from the last few days," "Families deserve to get a full report on exactly what happened," External link

timescolonist Wednesday, January 8, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : "Iran's retaliation last night was a needless attack. But regardless, this (crash) is a human tragedy that goes beyond anything that we were expecting in the fallout from the last few days," "Families deserve to get a full report on exactly what happened," External link

timescolonist Wednesday, January 8, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : "All of us were quite shocked by it," "I know that this was an incredibly difficult decision for him to make" External link

CBC Friday, December 13, 2019 3:54:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "I thought he was committed to it, and he was going to work hard to get the support of our party to let him stay on in the role," External link

CBC Friday, December 13, 2019 3:54:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "All of us were quite shocked by it," "I know that this was an incredibly difficult decision for him to make" External link

CBC Friday, December 13, 2019 1:43:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "I thought he was committed to it, and he was going to work hard to get the support of our party to let him stay on in the role," External link

CBC Friday, December 13, 2019 1:43:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Justin Trudeau ) : "While other countries have selected fighter jets in under two years, (Prime Minister Justin) Trudeau's record on military procurement is one of delays and failures," External link

thespec Saturday, August 31, 2019 12:47:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Justin Trudeau ) : “While other countries have selected fighter jets in under two years, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s record on military procurement is one of delays and failures,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, August 30, 2019 10:53:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : "My biggest concern with all this is volunteer wear-out, fatigue. How are they going to handle it?" "They're going to be tired from doing these back-to-back elections because we often use the same people" External link

CBC Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "They [the provincial PCs] felt the decision to go early was the right one, and I support that," "And now it's just a matter of finding both of our paths to victory" External link

CBC Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Justin Trudeau ) : “It is inexcusable that Justin Trudeau spent the past four years dithering on the fighter-jet file,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:11:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Justin Trudeau ) : "It is inexcusable that Justin Trudeau spent the past four years dithering on the fighter-jet file," External link

timescolonist Tuesday, July 23, 2019 9:25:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Jonathan Vance ) : “I wouldn’t want to see Gen. Vance step down before the next election,” “We need to first replace the prime minister and the defence minister before we replace the chief of defence staff” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, July 13, 2019 12:58:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Jonathan Vance ) : “I wouldn’t want to see Gen. Vance step down before the next election,” “We need to first replace the prime minister and the defence minister before we replace the chief of defence staff” External link

globalnews Thursday, July 11, 2019 2:09:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : “The prison farm, based on the agricultural model, is not giving the marketable skills that our convicts need when they rehabilitate and are reintegrated back into society,” External link

thewhig Friday, June 14, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : “You’ve got to remember that the offender population is urban based and the prison population wants to move back to their homes and to their families,” External link

thewhig Friday, June 14, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : “Secondly, prison farms are in competition with us as agricultural producers,” “As a farmer, I think it’s completely inappropriate for the government of Canada to be subsidizing food production in prisons to compete against us in the marketplace” External link

thewhig Friday, June 14, 2019 11:51:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : “The kleptocrats in the Kremlin, those that are abusing their positions of power and authority, cannot get away with it,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, June 11, 2019 5:41:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "They never bought into their own rhetoric," External link

thespec Tuesday, April 9, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : “They never bought into their own rhetoric,” External link

cknw Tuesday, April 9, 2019 2:04:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : “They never bought into their own rhetoric,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, April 9, 2019 1:51:00 AM EAT

James Bezan déclaré : «Malgré les explications données par les représentants du comité, nous pensons toujours que les projets prennent du retard, que les promesses ne seront pas tenues et que, finalement, les Forces armées canadiennes ne disposeront pas de l'équipement dont elles ont besoin» External link

lapresse-CA Tuesday, March 5, 2019 12:20:00 AM EAT

James Bezan told : “Despite the explanation that was given by officials at committee, we still feel projects are falling behind, promises are going to be broken and ultimately the Canadian Armed Forces will not get the equipment that it needs in a timely manner,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, March 4, 2019 6:01:00 PM EAT

James Bezan told : “Despite the explanation that was given by officials at committee, we still feel projects are falling behind, promises are going to be broken and ultimately the Canadian Armed Forces will not get the equipment that it needs in a timely manner,” External link

cknw Monday, March 4, 2019 4:17:00 PM EAT

James Bezan told : “Despite the explanation that was given by officials at committee, we still feel projects are falling behind, promises are going to be broken and ultimately the Canadian Armed Forces will not get the equipment that it needs in a timely manner,” External link

globalnews Monday, March 4, 2019 4:09:00 PM EAT

James Bezan told : “Despite the explanation that was given by officials at committee, we still feel projects are falling behind, promises are going to be broken and ultimately the Canadian Armed Forces will not get the equipment that it needs in a timely manner,” External link

citynews-ca Monday, March 4, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

James Bezan told : “Despite the explanation that was given by officials at committee, we still feel projects are falling behind, promises are going to be broken and ultimately the Canadian Armed Forces will not get the equipment that it needs in a timely manner,” External link

680news Monday, March 4, 2019 1:04:00 PM EAT

James Bezan told : "Despite the explanation that was given by officials at committee, we still feel projects are falling behind, promises are going to be broken and ultimately the Canadian Armed Forces will not get the equipment that it needs in a timely manner," External link

ctvnews Monday, March 4, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

James Bezan told : "Despite the explanation that was given by officials at committee, we still feel projects are falling behind, promises are going to be broken and ultimately the Canadian Armed Forces will not get the equipment that it needs in a timely manner," External link

timescolonist Monday, March 4, 2019 12:52:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : "If these monsters are allowed access to these parole-board hearings, all they do is re-victimize the families," "None of these sadists ever get full parole ... but they still have access to go out there and traumatize the families, who have to go to the parole-board hearings, read their victim-impact statements to ensure these people never get released" External link

barrie Friday, February 8, 2019 3:04:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "It's not a mandatory minimum (sentence), it's not something that is dictated to the courts, the judge still has the discretion to level the parole-ineligibility period at the time of sentencing," External link

barrie Friday, February 8, 2019 3:04:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "If these monsters are allowed access to these parole-board hearings, all they do is re-victimize the families," "None of these sadists ever get full parole ... but they still have access to go out there and traumatize the families, who have to go to the parole-board hearings, read their victim-impact statements to ensure these people never get released" External link

cp24 Friday, February 8, 2019 2:53:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "It's not a mandatory minimum (sentence), it's not something that is dictated to the courts, the judge still has the discretion to level the parole-ineligibility period at the time of sentencing," External link

cp24 Friday, February 8, 2019 2:53:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : “Directions for the election is to be engaged. That’s why we provided training so they can be confident in discussing our policies,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, February 4, 2019 3:28:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "We do need to send a strong message to Putin that the world is watching, that his actions are considered war crimes, and also send a message to world leaders… that we cannot appease a dictator," External link

ctvnews Thursday, January 31, 2019 8:35:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Vladimir Putin ) : "I thought it was a very shallow response. All they did was reiterate their own talking points about what Canada is doing in defense of Ukraine about Russian aggression, but never talked about the whole issue of Vladimir Putin - who is the primary reason that we have the illegal occupation of Crimea and the war in Donbass," "Putin has to finally take the initiative to actually bring about peace rather than always bring conflict" External link

ctvnews Thursday, January 31, 2019 8:35:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said ( about President Putin ) : "I think all too often we've been too careful to avoid linking Putin directly to the action of the Russian Federation and their proxies but we all know that there's only one conductor on this train, or of this orchestra, either way you want to look at it, and that’s President Putin himself," External link

ctvnews Thursday, January 31, 2019 8:35:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "We do need to send a strong message to Putin that the world is watching, that his actions are considered war crimes, and also send a message to world leaders… that we cannot appease a dictator," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, January 30, 2019 9:20:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Vladimir Putin ) : "I thought it was a very shallow response. All they did was reiterate their own talking points about what Canada is doing in defense of Ukraine about Russian aggression, but never talked about the whole issue of Vladimir Putin - who is the primary reason that we have the illegal occupation of Crimea and the war in Donbass," "Putin has to finally take the initiative to actually bring about peace rather than always bring conflict" External link

ctvnews Wednesday, January 30, 2019 9:20:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said ( about President Putin ) : "I think all too often we've been too careful to avoid linking Putin directly to the action of the Russian Federation and their proxies but we all know that there's only one conductor on this train, or of this orchestra, either way you want to look at it, and that’s President Putin himself," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, January 30, 2019 9:20:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Justin Trudeau ) : “Unfortunately, [Prime Minister] Justin Trudeau has failed to prioritize the national security of Canada with his cuts to defense spending, the mismanagement of key procurement projects, and by ignoring major foreign threats in his defense policy review,” External link

dailycaller Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

James Bezan told : "It is through their own misinformation campaigns that they will continue to nibble away at the sovereign territory of Ukraine until it's too late to do anything," External link

CBC Thursday, January 17, 2019 6:42:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : “While standing for the picture I made an inappropriate and flippant comment by saying, ‘This isn’t my idea of a threesome,’ which was intended as a partisan comment about being in a photo with a Liberal member of caucus,” “I realized that this comment was inappropriate and attempted to apologize the following day but was not afforded that opportunity” External link

680news Tuesday, December 5, 2017 5:45:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : “Earlier this year I made an inappropriate and insensitive comment in the presence of the member for Longueuil—Charles—LeMoyne,” “I have nothing but the greatest respect for this member, for this institution, and I sincerely apologize” External link

680news Tuesday, December 5, 2017 5:45:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : “Earlier this year I made an inappropriate and insensitive comment in the presence of the member for Longueuil—Charles—LeMoyne,” External link

680news Tuesday, December 5, 2017 2:34:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : “They are again saying one thing and doing another that undermines not only the Canadian Armed Forces, but the health of our soldiers,” External link

ctvnews Thursday, November 9, 2017 7:16:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : “We are unequivocally urging the government to join in missile defense — but we need to start that conversation with the Americans first and get the door opened, because there is no open invitation to participate,” External link

dailycaller Thursday, October 5, 2017 11:35:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : “Opposition members requested the meeting and the Liberals agreed to the hearings. The meetings will focus on what the Canadian Armed Forces and the government are doing to prepare for a possible attack by ICBMs, other conventional weapons and/or non-conventional weapons of mass destruction,” “The main question is what is the Canadian Armed Forces’s state of readiness? How is Canada working with the U.S. through NORAD and other defence cooperation efforts to protect Canadians? As the official opposition, we will let the Liberal government and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau explain what steps they’re taking to protect Canada” External link

dailycaller Wednesday, August 23, 2017 9:57:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Paul Martin ) : "You've got to remember the history behind that discussion, the wounds that were created because of the decision by Paul Martin back in 2005, and things didn't change until this summer," "So from this point forward, everyone is looking at how we can best work with the United States. How we can work through NORAD in dealing with this new threat" External link

CBC Wednesday, August 23, 2017 5:03:00 AM EAT

James Bezan added ( about Paul Martin ) : “You’ve got to remember the history behind that discussion, the wounds that were created because of the decision by Paul Martin back in 2005. And things didn’t change until this summer,” “So from this point forward, everyone is looking at how we can best work with the United States. How we can work through NORAD in dealing with this new threat” External link

680news Tuesday, August 22, 2017 11:56:00 PM EAT

James Bezan added ( about Paul Martin ) : "You've got to remember the history behind that discussion, the wounds that were created because of the decision by Paul Martin back in 2005. And things didn't change until this summer," "So from this point forward, everyone is looking at how we can best work with the United States. How we can work through NORAD in dealing with this new threat" External link

timescolonist Tuesday, August 22, 2017 11:38:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : "You always have to be comparing apples to apples. Some countries, their coast guard is an extension of their navy. They are armed; they are doing border security; counter-narcotic trafficking," External link

CBC Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:48:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : "You always have to be comparing apples to apples. Some countries, their coast guard is an extension of their navy. They are armed; they are doing border security; counter-narcotic trafficking," External link

CBC Thursday, March 9, 2017 6:41:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : “If they are going to use them for only 12 years then this is a very expensive option that makes absolutely no sense,” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, February 6, 2017 6:39:00 AM EAT

James Bezan explained : “I know with lifetime gag orders put in place at Defence, Public Works, Justice and other departments on this purchase, it will make it incredibility difficult to ever see what the details really are,” “But the Auditor General is one person who can really get in there and ensure that rules are followed or were followed” External link

ottawacitizen Tuesday, January 10, 2017 8:21:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "the previous Conservative government was committed to balancing Canada's budget. The Department of National Defence did its part to ensure the efficient use of public funds and to generate savings for Canadians, while safeguarding the ability of the CAF to be ready to take on the challenges of the 21st century" External link

CBC Thursday, December 8, 2016 3:17:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said ( about Michael Hood ) : “Lieutenant-General Hood has been very clear, there is no capability gap,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, December 2, 2016 4:27:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : “This is the greatest hoax going, that there’s a capability gap,” “And it speaks to the Liberals trying to frame a sole-source decision under false pretences” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, November 26, 2016 2:01:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "This is now strictly a supportive role, but it is a combat role," "We're okay with that. But the government should be open and transparent about what it is" External link

ctvnews Thursday, November 17, 2016 4:18:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : "This is now strictly a supportive role, but it is a combat role," "We're okay with that. But the government should be open and transparent about what it is" External link

CBC Thursday, November 17, 2016 4:20:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "It another sign how naive they are," "We should only be doing it if we can guarantee that Canadian troops will be under Canadian command, and they're able to protect themselves and civilians" External link

CBC Thursday, October 6, 2016 1:02:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : "It another sign how naive they are," "We should only be doing it if we can guarantee that Canadian troops will be under Canadian command, and they're able to protect themselves and civilians" External link

CBC Thursday, October 6, 2016 1:44:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "Nobody's placing any bets yet and everybody's holding back as to where they place their vote," External link

CBC Thursday, September 15, 2016 12:17:00 PM EAT

James Bezan told : "The ultimate goal here is to achieve a seat at the UN Security Council when it becomes available," External link

durhamregion Friday, September 9, 2016 2:12:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "The Liberals must clearly lay out the details before deploying Canadian Armed Forces personnel to a war zone," "As the Official Opposition, we are calling on the government to bring the UN mission that they choose to Parliament for a full debate and a vote" External link

durhamregion Friday, September 9, 2016 2:12:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : “Before sending any Canadian Armed Forces personnel to war zones, Canadians expect to know when, where and why our troops are being deployed,” External link

ottawacitizen Friday, September 9, 2016 12:45:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : “Before sending any Canadian Armed Forces personnel to war zones, Canadians expect to know when, where and why our troops are being deployed,” External link

ottawacitizen Thursday, September 8, 2016 10:38:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : "The reality is that we're not immune to terrorism, and not only is it happening around the world but it can happen right here in Canada," "We're just very lucky that law enforcement was able to stop him before he was able to act out his own terrorist plot that he'd been working on" External link

CBC Thursday, August 11, 2016 10:50:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : "The reality is that we're not immune to terrorism, and not only is it happening around the world but it can happen right here in Canada," "We're just very lucky that law enforcement was able to stop him before he was able to act out his own terrorist plot that he'd been working on" External link

CBC Thursday, August 11, 2016 10:21:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : "This shows this is a great capability," "It has to be considered to replace the CF-18s, despite their rhetoric during the election about not buying the F-35" External link

ctvnews Wednesday, August 3, 2016 10:52:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "This shows this is a great capability," "It has to be considered to replace the CF-18s, despite their rhetoric during the election about not buying the F-35" External link

durhamregion Wednesday, August 3, 2016 2:51:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "As long as Russia is not de-escalating those activities and reducing tensions in the region, including in the Baltics, we shouldn't be talking to them," "Ultimately, the diplomacy should not be at this level" External link

durhamregion Monday, July 25, 2016 11:04:00 PM EAT

James Bezan said : “The Liberals have invented an imaginary capability gap,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, June 8, 2016 3:11:00 AM EAT

James Bezan said : "The Department of National Defence has just received the final report and is reviewing the recommendations on an expedited basis," External link

CBC Wednesday, March 11, 2015 3:48:00 PM EAT

James Bezan wrote : "Last week’s decision made by the provincially appointed Manitoba Criminal Code Review Board to allow Vince Li who beheaded and cannibalized Tim McLean, to move to Winnipeg and be allowed to have unescorted day passes in Winnipeg and Selkirk is an insult to his victim’s family," External link

CBC Wednesday, March 4, 2015 9:30:00 PM EAT

James Bezan wrote : "Last week’s decision made by the provincially appointed Manitoba Criminal Code Review Board to allow Vince Li who beheaded and cannibalized Tim McLean, to move to Winnipeg and be allowed to have unescorted day passes in Winnipeg and Selkirk is an insult to his victim’s family," External link

CBC Wednesday, March 4, 2015 3:20:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
deputy1.75%EN11/23/201723/11/2017
mp71.93%EN10/30/201730/10/2017
secretary24.56%EN03/02/201502/03/2015
secrétaire1.75%FR12/05/201305/12/2013
Names Lang Count
James BezanEN94.50%
James BezanFR4.59%
James BezanPT0.92%


<<10<12345678910>>>10
<<10<12345678910>>>10

Tools

Load latest edition

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

2:53:00 PM EAT


Quotes... Explore Relations


EMM Visual Explorer