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Canada Labour Code  Mr. Speaker, the member is committed to contributing to the development of this process so that we do get it right. As an employer, a member will be responsible for putting together the policy and will be responsible for making sure that the training is in place. I would think t

January 29th, 2018House debate

Rodger CuznerLiberal

Canada Labour Code  Mr. Speaker, the intent of putting the definitions in the regulation is to give it flexibility. When we see how society has evolved and changed over the last number of years and we look at electronic media and other sources, we see there is a benefit to having it in the regulatio

January 29th, 2018House debate

Rodger CuznerLiberal

Canada Labour Code  Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the member for Edmonton Centre. It is a great pleasure to join the debate today. It is not every day we get to stand and speak on a bill that we are quite certain will receive unanimous approval to move forward to committee. I have be

January 29th, 2018House debate

Rodger CuznerLiberal

Canada Labour Code  Mr. Speaker, to press the member across, it was an absolutely legitimate question. She implied there was no appeal process. Clearly, there is an appeal process. Would she like to correct the record?

January 29th, 2018House debate

Rodger CuznerLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, Canada’s prosperity depends on young Canadians getting the education and the experience they need to prepare for the jobs of today and tomorrow. With regard to (a), affected students will be eligible to receive additional financial assistance for the weeks added to

January 29th, 2018House debate

Rodger CuznerLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, the list of organizations funded through the Canada summer jobs program for the summer of 2017, including the amount paid, will be made public on the program website. It will be available at www.canada.ca/canada-summers-jobs.

January 29th, 2018House debate

Rodger CuznerLiberal

Christmas  Mr. Speaker, 'Twas the week before Christmas and not much was new; But I'll just take a moment to offer my view. The new Tory leader picked a political spat; But it's hard to take him serious with dimples like that; But even those dimples cannot hide the shock; Of wha

December 13th, 2017House debate

Rodger CuznerLiberal

Ben Sylliboy  Mr. Speaker, flags have flown at half-mast this week in Mi'kmaq communities across Atlantic Canada, with the passing of Grand Chief Ben Sylliboy. The Grand Chief was first appointed to represent his community as Keptin to the Grand Council in 1968. He went on to serve as Grand

December 8th, 2017House debate

Rodger CuznerLiberal

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I present a petition on behalf of a number of residents from Sydney, Sydney River, Howie Centre, Main-à-Dieu, East Bay, and Big Pond. The petitioners call upon the Government of Canada to specifically identify hospice palliative care as a defined medical service cov

November 8th, 2017House debate

Rodger CuznerLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, in the member's last response, he talked about services to Canadians. Canadians have benefited from the Canada child benefit, seniors from the guaranteed income supplement, and WITB gives the most vulnerable Canadians more money in their pockets. However, it is on t

November 6th, 2017House debate

Rodger CuznerLiberal

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, I have the utmost respect for my friend and colleague across the way, but I must have run in a different election in 2015, because I do not think that there was one issue that made a clearer definition of positions than the marijuana issue. The government's position

November 1st, 2017House debate

Rodger CuznerLiberal

Employment  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for Etobicoke—Lakeshore for his strong advocacy on this particular issue. He deserves a round of applause. As part of the targeted employment strategy for newcomers, we have launched a call for proposals for the foreign credential re

October 20th, 2017House debate

Rodger CuznerLiberal

Canada Labour Code  Mr. Speaker, I am thankful for the opportunity to speak to the opposition bill, Bill C-345. I am pleased the bill was put forward by my colleague for Abitibi—Témiscamingue. The bill is very similar to one that was tabled in the House back in the last Parliament. I think all mem

September 27th, 2017House debate

Rodger CuznerLiberal

Post-Secondary Education  Mr. Speaker, I think most Canadians, and certainly Canadian students, know the actions undertaken by this government to help them get that very necessary education they need to provide them jobs of today for the future. Last year, we increased the amount of support for Canadian

September 22nd, 2017House debate

Rodger CuznerLiberal

Allan J. MacEachen  Mr. Speaker, it is my profound honour today to rise and pay tribute to a true giant in Canadian politics. The hon. Allan J. MacEachen dedicated his life to the equality of citizenship, both under the law and with opportunity. He used his peerless parliamentary skills to turn the

September 19th, 2017House debate

Rodger CuznerLiberal