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  • His favourite word is program.

Liberal MP for Cape Breton—Canso (Nova Scotia)

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

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Had a great time at the Scotia Days festival pancake breakfast with the fine folks in Mulgrave this morning! http://t.co/cN3Y3ojDiV

This week

Posted on Twitter Great article today in the @capebretonpost about how the cuts to Parks Canada hurts Cape Breton. http://t.co/dees6PzBgG #nspoli #cdnpoli

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Please take a moment and read this article regarding the CPP disability program. Appaling. http://t.co/YYQ8XHTz3i #cdnpoli

Posted on Twitter Best of luck to all athletes and volunteers in Vancouver for the Special Olympics! Congratulations to those representing #TeamNovaScotia!

Posted on Twitter PM Harper needs a new stump speech | http://t.co/HRy4wotjdZ http://t.co/jOrIxfqqPT Great article!

Posted on Twitter On Monday night, Canadians made it clear that they want a better government, not just a different government.#hopeandhardwork #LPC #cdnpoli

A month ago

Didn't vote on Vote #224 on Bill C-6 Implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Didn't vote on Vote #223 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Didn't vote on Vote #222 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted No on Vote #221 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted No on Vote #220 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Spoke in the House on Regional Development Mr. Speaker, yesterday in question period in response to a question, the Minister of Transport said that she will work with Mayor Cecil Clarke to help ...

Spoke in the House on Service Canada Mandate Expansion Act Mr. Speaker, I am fairly new around here. It has only been 14 years. This is my 14th spring session, and people get cranky around this ...

Spoke in the House on Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act Mr. Speaker, I very much appreciated the comments put forward by my colleague from the NDP. The government has maintained that the proposed legislation is in ...

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 in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to government funding, for each fiscal year since 2007-2008 inclusive: (a) what are the details of all grants, contributions, and loans to any organization, ...

Two months ago

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 ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Study of the renewal of the Labour Market Development Agreements (LMDA) A number of witnesses continue to come back and talk about how they changed the culture. Even before you get into working with people to develop ...

Spoke in the House on Government Appointments Mr. Speaker, the Public Integrity Commissioner ruled today that John Lynn made four blatantly partisan Conservative patronage hirings. After this damning report, the minister was forced ...

Spoke in the House on Government Appointments Mr. Speaker, the minister knows that the commissioner found that Mr. Lynn seriously breached the code of conduct when he hired Nancy Baker, Allan Murphy, Ken ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to contracts under $10,000 granted by Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency or Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation since January 1, 2013: what are the (a) vendors' ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Bill C-31, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled ... If I could put it this way—and we only have seven minutes here—it's sort of an arse-first approach to thinking that through, whether or not you ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Main Estimates 2014-2015: Vote 1 under CANADA INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS BOARD, Vote 1 ... Thanks very much, Chair. I'm not even sure what the question is that I'm going to ask, but I'll figure it out as I lay it ...

Spoke in the House on Government Appointments Mr. Speaker, that was quite a performance. Another Conservative appointee who went on to accommodate further Conservative appointees and staff is ECBC president John Lynn. Mr. ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Study of the renewal of the Labour Market Development Agreements (LMDA) Thanks very much for the presentations today. I will present my question to Mr. Atchison, but if the other witnesses would like to weigh in, especially ...

More than three months ago

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.

Mentioned by Yahoo! News Canada (blog) Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner slams 'Angry Tom' Mulcair with rhyme Mulcair claimed that CTV's version of the story wasn't exactly accurate, but that hasn't stopped opposition MPs from poking fun at him. No other member of Parliament, however, can do it quite the way Liberal Rodger Cuzner did on Monday afternoon.

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Rodger Cuzner, Liberal MP, Mocks Thomas Mulcair's Embarrassing Driving ... But the best zingers may have come from Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner, who decided on Monday to express his thoughts through poetry. In a piece entitled, “Reflections On A Conversation On The Hill Last Week,” Cuzner mercilessly pokes fun at the NDP ...

Mentioned by Liberal.ca Reality Check: Budget 2013 and the Conservative Record on Skilled Workers ... Select an MP, Scott Andrews, Mauril Belanger, Carolyn Bennett, Scott Brison, Gerry Byrne, Sean Casey, Denis Coderre, Irwin Cotler, Rodger Cuzner, Stéphane Dion, Kirsty Duncan, Wayne Easter, Mark Eyking, Judy Foote, Hedy Fry, Marc Garneau, Ralph ...