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Cuzner Makes Statement Regarding Mental Health Awareness

Posted on January 27, 2016 | No Comments

OTTAWA – Member of Parliament Rodger Cuzner made the following statement in the House of Commons today.

“Mr. Speaker, on this Bell “Let’s Talk Day”, I rise to pay tribute to an exceptional young lady from my riding, Becky Hanna, a happy kid with great friends, an excellent student at Cape Breton University and a varsity athlete.

She had a great life going on except for one thing: bulimia nervosa, a severe disorder that she hid from her family and friends for a year, a compulsion that was more of an addiction that yielded a binge-then-purge cycle that she could not stop no matter how hard she tried. Some days Becky would purge once or twice, but other days it would be seven or eight times, taking a heavy toll on her body and a heavier one on her mind.

Becky realized she was not alone and her condition was not uncommon. With the support of her family and friends, she works every day to confront her demons.
On Becky’s behalf, I ask the House to visit Becky Hanna’s Facebook page and share her video with family and friends. On behalf of all parliamentarians, let me commend and thank this exceptional young lady for sharing her important message.“

Becky`s facebook page can be found here:
https://www.facebook.com/beckyhanna14/videos/10153236075146244/?pnref=story

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For more information:

Kristopher Kolanko
Executive Assistant
Rodger Cuzner, M.P., Cape Breton-Canso
Phone: 902-842-9403 (office) 902-574-1705 (mobile)
E-mail: Rodger.cuzner.c1a@parl.gc.ca

Twas the week before Christmas – 2015

Posted on December 10, 2015 | No Comments

Cape Breton-Canso M.P. Rodger Cuzner made the following statement in the House of Commons today

T’was the week before Christmas, and all through the land;
A spankin’ new government was now in command.

We will soon settle in for debating and voting;
But after 10 years over there, forgive me for gloating.

It began August 2nd, an eleven week campaign;
Which Canadian voters believed was insane.

Conservatives were disappointed, not pleased with their tally;
They expected more bounce from the Rob Ford’s famous rally.

Their refugee plan left them wounded and smartin’;
When it became disemboweled by Rosemary Barton.

And the cultural practice tip line, add that to the list;
Yes the Tories were angry, but the Dippers  they were…. pretty angry too.

The loss left them stinging, all wounded and sore;
When all they said they needed was 35 seats more.

And our Green Party Leader has no room to laugh;
Her fledgling young party was reduced by one half.

Canadians have spoken and have done so with zeal;
They want hope for the future and change that is real.

 

Rodger Cuzner, M.P., Cape Breton-Canso

Rodger Cuzner Appointed Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour.

Posted on December 2, 2015 | No Comments

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appointed Cape Breton – Canso Member of Parliament, Rodger Cuzner as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour MaryAnn Mihychuk.

Statement from Rodger Cuzner:

I am excited and humbled to be given the opportunity to work as Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour.

Much of the Liberal platform dealt with changes to the Employment Insurance Act and removing punitive measures to those who find themselves out of work.  These changes will have a positive impact on people employed in seasonal industries.

We are going to reduce the wait time from two weeks to one week for people claiming Employment Insurance benefits and end the 910 hour eligibility which unfairly penalized workers entering or re-entering the workforce.

I also look forward to working with the Minister in re-establishing some balance and respect to the government`s approach to organized labour.

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For more information:

Kris Kolanko
Executive Assistant
Rodger Cuzner, M.P., Cape Breton-Canso
902-574-1705/rodger.cuzner.c1a@parl.gc.ca

Minister O`Toole`s announcement about votes not veterans: Cuzner

Posted on July 17, 2015 | No Comments

DOMINION, NS – In 2012 the Conservative government announced that it would be shutting down nine Veterans Affairs offices across Canada.  The Sydney office closed in […]

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Conservatives Use Machiavellian Ploy to Pass Anti-labour Bill

Posted on June 30, 2015 | No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                        June 30, 2015   Conservatives Use Machiavellian Ploy to Pass Anti-labour Bill GLACE BAY, NS – Rodger Cuzner, Liberal Labour critic, expressed deep […]

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Time to Place the Public Interest First in Federal Election Debates

Posted on June 17, 2015 | No Comments

OTTAWA – Rodger Cuzner, MP for Cape Breton-Canso, believes it is time for real change in federal election debates. Yesterday, he placed a motion on notice […]

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Nothing Fair or Reasonable About Conservative’s Actions On Sick Leave

Posted on June 4, 2015 | No Comments

OTTAWA – Rodger Cuzner, Liberal Labour critic, criticized the Treasury Board Minister, Tony Clement, in the House of Commons today over the government’s unfair and unreasonable […]

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Conservatives Need to Negotiate Not Dictate Sick Leave

Posted on May 12, 2015 | No Comments

OTTAWA – The Conservative government is once again holding true to their motto – political expediency at the expense of due process and fairness. The government […]

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Rodger Cuzner calls on Harper Government to pay EI sick benefits

Posted on May 12, 2015 | No Comments

OTTAWA- Member of Parliament Rodger Cuzner asked the following question today in the House of Commons. “Even though this Conservative Government continues to waste money on […]

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Rodger Cuzner Questions the Harper Government on clawbacks affecting young Canadians

Posted on May 7, 2015 | No Comments

Ottawa, ON – Member of Parliament Rodger Cuzner asked the following question in the House of Commons today. “This government has clawed back billions of dollars, […]

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