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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 No on Vote #256 Notice of a Ways and Means motion to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on ...

Posted on Twitter Please view @JustinTrudeau’s address to Canadians last night following the Ottawa shootings: http://t.co/L98uSoOgwg

Posted on Twitter Wow. We benefit once again from Bruce MacKinnon's wonderful gift. RIP Nathan Cirillo.. http://t.co/znwZ7W09tW

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter All clear at Confederation. Lock down was lifted just before 9:00. Thanks to all who put themselves in harms way today. God bless

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Breathing Space: Where Pema Chodron Met Her True Self - Video http://t.co/CoPgUYoF8W

Posted on Twitter For Harper, a bad day at the bookstore - The Globe and Mail http://t.co/mBjvK3H0J5

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #255 on Bill C-13 Amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act, the Competition Act and the Mutual Legal ...

Voted No on Vote #254 That, in the opinion of the House, the proposed Port of Gros-Cacouna oil terminal, which will be used ...

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Many thanks to @gmbutts for coming to The Bay, enjoying so hometown love and sharing 3 great stories with an appreciative full room.

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Rouge National Urban Park Act Mr. Speaker, I have tried to follow this debate, to keep an open mind and get a best feel for it. My colleague talked about bona ...

Voted Yes on Vote #253 on Bill C-247 Expand the mandate of Service Canada in respect of the death of a Canadian citizen ...

Voted No on Vote #252 That this House (i) recognise that the leadership of the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of ...

Three weeks 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 ...

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, ...

A month ago

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 ...

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 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 ...