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Liberal MP for Cape Breton—Canso (Nova Scotia)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 46.40% of the vote.

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter I really enjoyed spending time with the kids at Town Day Care in Glace Bay. They are very well looked after. http://t.co/65loOWdNjt

This week

Posted on Twitter Conservative Senators should be ashamed of themselves. Brutal http://t.co/eOJPk9JVRP

Posted on Twitter Very proud to congratulate another tourist treasure on Cape Breton Island - Cabot Links http://t.co/uCQT6vJrdD

Posted on Twitter Congratulations @frankiemacd on being a winner of the Vital Cape Breton Excellence Award.

A week ago

Posted on Twitter How many broken noses between the two of you? http://t.co/pWAbkilYdk

Mentioned by CBC.ca MP Rodger Cuzner reads his annual Christmas poem in the House Rodger Cuzner, Liberal MP for Cape Breton-Canso, kept to his holiday tradition this week by reciting a Christmas poem in the House of Commons. Hear how he would cast the Nativity play with his parliamentary colleagues in the video above. Report Typo.

Posted on Twitter Sgt at Arms Kevin Vickers a Canadian Hero and a great guy. Class act, he salutes injured guard Samearn Son in Chamber http://t.co/txUcoMBLlR

Spoke in the House on Christmas Mr. Speaker,'Twas the week before Christmas and Canadians were keen, To witness a parliamentary nativity scene. There are lots of bad actors in this political fray, ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I stand to present a petition signed by almost 800 people from my riding—including Broad Cove, Blues Mills, Glencoe, ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Rodger Cuzner's Christmas Poem Mocks Tories, Salutes Kevin Vickers In what has become something of a holiday tradition, Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner rose in the House Wednesday to share his annual, politically-charged re-write of the classic poem, "Twas The Night Before Christmas." Cuzner's poems are always shared just as ...

Mentioned by Macleans.ca Must-see QP: Rodger Cuzner brings the poetic levity If only everyone had as much fun as Rodger Cuzner. Few ministers bothered to show up for this afternoon's question period. The Tories shouted down NDP MP Peggy Nash three times as she tried to pose a question. The Speaker's expressed disappointment ...

Voted Yes on Vote #310 on Bill C-603 Amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (vehicle side guards)

Voted No on Vote #309 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Voted Yes on Vote #308 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Voted Yes on Vote #307 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Voted Yes on Vote #306 on Bill C-524 Amend the Canada Elections Act (election advertising)

Spoke in the House on Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 2 Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the comments shared on the record by my friend and colleague. He did reference the tax credit for sport. When we look ...

Spoke in the House on Social Development Mr. Speaker, two mothers, already fighting cancer, had to fight the government in the courts for EI sick benefits that they were rightfully owed while on ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, the government members should be appalled, not applauding, especially in light of the scathing Auditor General's report that showed some veterans waited months, if ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, this has played out like a bad movie, and this minister has been the star in each of those scenes. We have seen the ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on National Fiddling Day Act We do, Mr. Speaker. The world's largest fiddle is in Cape Breton, at the waterfront in Sydney. It was built in 2005. Tourists from around the ...

Spoke in the House on Tourism Awards Mr. Speaker, this week, I was pleased to attend the Tourism Industry Association of Canada's annual awards night, where three organizations from my riding received nominations, ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2014-2015: Votes 1b and 5b under HUMAN RESOURCES AND ... Let's talk about this. Is this one the right one? There was no study. I placed an order paper question asking what study was undertaken in ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Subject Matter of Clause 252, and 306 to 314 of Bill C-43, ... I think most young Canadians would have a problem with this as a reciprocal agreement. In 2005, there were 30,000 young people accessing this country through ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Bill C-247, An Act to expand the mandate of Service Canada in ... I guess that bleeds into Mr. McCuaig's situation. What you shared is absolutely real, and I appreciate that. Having had an opportunity to speak with some ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Bill C-591, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan and the ... Thanks, Chair. Thanks very much to both of you. Thank you for your presentations first, because they were informed and succinct. Your amendment is well reasoned. ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Study of the renewal of the Labour Market Development Agreements (LMDA) Thank you. Ms. Drolet, I appreciate your concern around the sharing of the information. I think it was one of the last or second-last studies we ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Study of the renewal of the Labour Market Development Agreements (LMDA) Thanks very much for being here. I'll probably get around to it because I have a couple of questions similar to what Scott was asking. Your ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Study of the renewal of the Labour Market Development Agreements (LMDA) Thanks very much, Mr. Chair. I'm going to start off in Regina, if I could, the home of the CFL champion Roughriders. Go, Riders. Just to ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Study of the renewal of the Labour Market Development Agreements (LMDA) I'll get both of you to weigh in on this. We did a previous study on apprenticeships and we know that there's an alarming attrition in ...

Mentioned by Cape Breton Post Cuzner questions scrapping of ECBC Rodger Cuzner, the MP for Cape Breton Canso, lashes out at the Conservative government as the issue of funding to dredge Sydney harbour is raised during question period in the House of Common, Thursday. “Will the Minister confirm to the House that the ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca MP Rodger Cuzner reads his Commons Christmas poem Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner (Cape Breton-Canso) has made a Christmas tradition of reading a politically-pointed rhyming rewrite of Clement Moore's classic Twas the Night Before Christmas in the House of Commons as the Christmas break nears. Here is a ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Rodger Cuzner's 'Twas The Week Before Christmas' Poem Lampoons Senate ... For MP Rodger Cuzner's annual tale, With mentions of Rob Ford and the Senate, All peppered in fail. Follow along with the full text below: T'was the week before Christmas and the prime minister's cast, Were haunted by the scandals of ghosts from his pasts.