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Rodger Cuzner Speaks at Veterans Rally in Sydney

Posted on January 31, 2015 | No Comments

SYDNEY, NS – Veterans, local residents and elected officials from all levels of government packed Branch 138 Legion in Sydney Saturday morning to push the Conservative government to re-open 9 Veteran’s Affairs offices across Canada.

Members of Parliament Mark Eyking and Rodger Cuzner addressed the audience with spirited speeches urging Veterans to continue their battle to re-instate the services they deserve.

Veterans Ron Clarke and Vince Rigby who both suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) also addressed the crowd discussing the important services that were lost with the office closures and how a lack of service can exacerbate the symptoms of PTSD.


For more information;

Kristopher Kolanko
Communications Director for M.P. Rodger Cuzner
Phone: 902-842-9403
Mobile: 902-574-1705

Cape Breton MP’s Push New Minister to Re-opent Veterans Affairs Office

Posted on January 28, 2015 | No Comments

Ottawa, ON – Cape Breton’s Members of Parliament, Mark Eyking and Rodger Cuzner rose in the House of Commons today on behalf of the over 4000 Cape Breton veterans who have been directly affected by the closure of the Veterans Affairs office in Sydney. Mr. Ron Clarke, along with other veterans from Cape Breton were in attendance at question period today.

They also brought awareness to the rally that will be held this Saturday that marks the one year anniversary of the closure of the Sydney office.

“Mr. Speaker, it’s been one year since the closure of 9 veteran’s affairs offices across this country, including one in Sydney that provided essential services to over 4000 Cape Breton veterans. This Saturday a rally protesting the closure of these offices is being held at the Ashby legion. The Conservatives have continuously mistreated our veterans. The new Minister states this is going to change. Will he join me at the rally in Cape Breton on Saturday to announce the re-opening these offices?” Eyking stated.



“Mr. Speaker, the government should learn to listen to veterans and not lecture them.  Veterans like Ron Clarke, who himself continues to wrestle with the demons of PTSD but continues to fight for young veterans. Now the new crop of veterans that have to drive six hours up the road to Halifax to be served, or sit in a short walled cubicle and bear their soul to a Service Canada staffer.  Mr. Speaker, legion service councillors know they can’t do the job of full time councillors and the Minister knows that councillors have been cut by 25%.  I ask the minister, will he come to Cape Breton and meet with these veterans and learn the issues?” Cuzner stated.

“We were hoping with a new Minister the Conservative government would change their attitude towards veterans, the answer we received today proves nothing has changed.” Said Eyking


For more information contact:


Mark Eyking at 902-565-3912 or 613-995-6459


Kristopher Kolanko
Communications Director for M.P. Rodger Cuzner
Phone: 902-842-9403
Mobile: 902-574-1705

Twas the week before Christmas – 2014

Posted on December 16, 2014 | No Comments

OTTAWA – Rodger Cuzner continued his Holiday tradition and delivered some Christmas cheer to the House of Commons.

Mr. Speaker,‘Twas the week before Christmas and Canadians were keen,
To witness a parliamentary nativity scene.

There are lots of bad actors in this political fray,
So I took up the task of casting this play.

The Prime Minister thought there may be a chance,
But said, “First let me check with the boys in short pants”.

The kids all agreed, “All our ministers are in”,
But when you look at the lineup, the talent’s quite thin.

I said, “Not to be mean or even unkind,
But I don’t think three wise men will be easy to find”.

And the gifts they would bear, frankincense, myrrh, and gold,
Will take 50 years to deliver, I’m told.

I then got an email from the PMO lads,
“We’re going to promote it with action plan ads”.

So Joseph was a carpenter, a fixer of note,
Our honourable Speaker would garner my vote.

The cranky innkeeper who showed little heart,
The government House leader might like that part.

The good shepherd should be played by a brave and strong voice,
Our Sergeant-at-Arms is the obvious choice.

But who’ll play the Saviour, God’s only son?
How ’bout someone born Christmas Day, 1971.

For more information:

Kristopher Kolanko
Communications Director
Rodger Cuzner, M.P., Cape Breton-Canso
Phone: 902-842-9403 (office) 902-574-1705 (mobile)

Rodger Cuzner Congratulates Cabot Links on National Tourism Award

Posted on December 16, 2014 | No Comments

OTTAWA – On November 28th, Rodger Cuzner recognized the achievements of Cabot Links golf course on winning a National Tourism Award by making the following statement […]

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Conservatives fight to deny sick mothers what they rightfully deserve while quietly paying others

Posted on December 9, 2014 | No Comments

OTTAWA – Rodger Cuzner, Liberal Employment & Social Development critic, says he is appalled that the Conservative government continues to fight thousands of mothers who were […]

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Cuzner Calls on Minister Fantino to Resign

Posted on December 2, 2014 | No Comments

DOMINION, NS – Cape Breton-Canso M.P. Rodger Cuzner raised the issue of the mistreatment of Veterans in the House of Commons today. Mr. Cuzner asked the […]

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Conservative’s Inaction Plan on Poverty failing Children

Posted on November 24, 2014 | No Comments

OTTAWA – In a country as wealthy and prosperous as Canada to have 1.3 million children living in poverty, by any measure, is a national disgrace […]

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Congratulatory Message for Mr. Leo Cox

Posted on November 14, 2014 | No Comments

On behalf of the Constituents of Cape Breton – Canso, I would like to offer my warmest regards to Mr. Leo Cox on his recent induction […]

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Cuzner raises MV Miner issue during Question Period

Posted on November 6, 2014 | No Comments

DOMINION, NS – Cape Breton-Canso M.P. Rodger Cuzner raised the issue of the grounded vessel MV Miner during Question Period today in the House of Commons. […]

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Conservative Approach to Poverty – No Plan, not a Priority

Posted on November 4, 2014 | No Comments

OTTAWA – Liberal Employment and Social Development critic Rodger Cuzner made the following statement regarding Food Bank Canada’s HungerCount 2014 Report released today: “Fighting hunger and […]

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Rodger Cuzner: A Strong Voice for Cape Breton-Canso

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Kristopher Kolanko
Communications Director
Phone: 902-842-9403
Mobile: 902-574-1705
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