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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.

Yesterday

Voted Yes on Vote #248 That the Standing Committee on the Status of Women be instructed to undertake a study on the subject ...

Voted Yes on Vote #247 That the motion be amended by replacing the words “education and social programs” with the words “education programs, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #246 on Bill C-584 Respecting the Corporate Social Responsibility Inherent in the Activities of Canadian Extractive Corporations in Developing ...

Voted Yes on Vote #245 on Bill C-41 Implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Korea

Voted No on Vote #244 That the First Report of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, presented on Wednesday, ...

Posted on Twitter Congrats to Nathan Livingston and Reilly O'Rourke for representing Team Atlantic at the #BlueJays Tournament Showcase in Toronto.

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Employment Insurance Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Employment and Social Development boasted that the new Social Security Tribunal has reduced EI appeals by 90%. However, he has not ...

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Employment Mr. Speaker, when the human resources minister's predecessor boasted that she had loosened regulations on temporary foreign workers, making it quicker and easier to get workers, ...

Posted on Twitter Birthday. wishes to my @CTVPowerPlay panel partner @MeganLeslieMP U go girl.

This week

Spoke in the House on Employment Mr. Speaker, the member was half right. We did introduce this program, but it was the minister's predecessor who took the shackles off of it. She ...

Posted on Twitter Happy to see Alfie MacLeod and Gordie Gosse back in the @NSLeg . Can't keep a Cape Bretoner down. http://t.co/9JRAPR4sKd #nspoli #cdnpoli

A week ago

Posted on Twitter My pleasure to represent @JustinTrudeau at the @TeamstersCanada 2014 Rail Conference Convention. #cdnpoli #canlab http://t.co/31JX1JRk9p

Posted on Twitter It was an honour to speak at the @TeamstersRail 2014 Convention in Ottawa. http://t.co/ZjmesbPAIE

Posted on Twitter The backlog of appeals at the SST is affecting the most vulnerable Canadians #LPC #cdnpoli #CPC http://t.co/UyJEF3FRIQ

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Safeguarding Canada's Seas and Skies Act Mr. Speaker, this particular bill is mainly technical in scope, but the committee heard from a wide array of witnesses. When we talk about rail safety, ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the member for Winnipeg North. We are trying to get him on his feet early in the ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to Social Security Tribunal (SST) and the four administrative tribunals it replaced, the Employment Insurance Board of Referees, the Employment Insurance Umpires, the Canada ...

More than three months ago

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 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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...