James Bezan, who graduated from Olds College in Agricultural Production and worked in the agricultural industry, was first elected as MP for Selkirk-Interlake-Eastman in 2004.
Stonewall Argus: What has inspired you to run in the 2019 Federal Election for Member of Parliament?
James Bezan: I wanted to run in this election because Canadians cannot afford another four years of Justin Trudeau.Canadians are being squeezed for more and more taxes by this Liberal government to pay for their out of control spending. Under Trudeau, Canada has lost our place in the world which is impacting us right here at home with lost markets for our beef, canola, pork, pulses and soybeans. We need a Conservative government to steer our country in a better direction.
SA: How do you feel you can make a difference for your local community?
JB: There are major issues in this riding that need a strong federal voice in Ottawa to solve. Major issues for my area are affordability for constituents, feed shortages for livestock producers, wet fall slowing down harvest, health of Lake Winnipeg basin, and rural crime.We have to get rid of the Trudeau carbon tax. People in rural communities have no choice but to drive and carbon taxes punish us disproportionately while doing nothing for the environment. The feed shortages are becoming critical and some of our livestock producers are in serious danger of going out of business. The nutrient load creating the algae blooms in Lake Winnipeg must be addressed. It is having a negative impact on both the health of our ecosystem and our local economy. All levels of government need to act quickly to address the main cause – the dumping of untreated sewage into the lake basin. Concerning rural crime, the Conservative Party has investigated this issue in depth in the last Parliament, and we look forward to implementing solutions that ensure the safety of our rural and remote communities.