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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 #CPC chose not to spend $1.1 billion in budgeted funds for veterans since 2006, while wasting $743 million in taxpayer money on advertising.

This week

Spoke in the House on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Mr. Speaker, every day, more than three Canadians will die from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as ALS or Lou Gherig's disease. Many of its ...

Voted Yes on Vote #283 on Bill C-608 Respecting a National Day of the Midwife

Voted Yes on Vote #282 That the First Report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, presented on Thursday, March 27, 2014, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #281 That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word "That" and substituting the following: ...

Voted Yes on Vote #280 That the amendment be amended by adding after the word "negociated" the following: "and the Committee only report ...

Voted Yes on Vote #279 on Bill C-18 Amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and agri-food

Posted on Twitter We have a little pool going, who will be the bkbencher to ask Rob Nicholson the Harper handshake question today. #guesses

Spoke in the House on Protection of Canada from Terrorists Act Mr. Speaker, I very much appreciated the intervention by my colleague, the member for Ottawa South. It shed a great deal of light on many of ...

Spoke in the House on Child Poverty Mr. Speaker, I get some “hear, hear”s from the government benches. That would be like saying “no hospital is a good hospital” or “no highway is ...

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, ...

Posted on Twitter @lraitt @gmbutts @Justin_Ling Like you would feel obliged to ask permission. Someone has hacked @lraitt 's account.

Posted on Twitter Congratulation to Keith Sullivan on being elected @FFAW_Unifor president. Best of luck. #canlab #Unifor

A week ago

Posted on Twitter As CRA audits charities. This is the slimy side of Harper. The Globe and Mail http://t.co/01QLZnsMB6

Posted on Twitter Budget balanced at expense of veterans, unemployed and safety: study | Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives https://t.co/0NOPoCQoYL

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on The Environment Mr. Speaker, the government has said it would only help with the cleanup of the MV Miner should the hulking wreck off Scaterie Island present a ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to government communications: for each announcement made by a Minister or Parliamentary Secretary in the National Capital Region between January 1, 2007 and October ...

Spoke in the House on Employment Mr. Speaker, the minister knows that in the past year 80% of the jobs that have been created are part-time jobs. He also knows there are ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to Part III of the Canada Labour Code: (a) which recommendations from the 2006 comprehensive review of Part III of the Labour Code conducted ...

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 ...

A month ago

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...