An Evening with Shadow Minister of National Defence, James Bezan, MP


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 operates a family farm in Manitoba. With his wife Kelly, they have three daughters, Cortney, Taylor and Cassidy. In his community of Teulon, Bezan is a member of the District Lions Club and is active in his church.

June 14, 2018 6:30 PM
The Vancouver Club - SFU Room
915 W Hastings St
Vancouver, BC V6C 1C6
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