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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 those inane television ads, especially during the playoffs they refuse to settle EI benefits with sick Moms in this country.  One such Mom, Jennifer McCrea was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy.

They refused her EI sick benefits.  She went to her MP, who just happens to be the Prime Minister.  The Prime Minister did nothing for her.  Why didn’t the Prime Minister go to his chief of staff and say, “Nigel, could you fix this for me?  Could you make it ‘good to go’?” Cause he has done that before.”


For more information:

Kristopher Kolanko
Director of Communications
Member of Parliament, Rodger Cuzner
(902)842-9403 (o)
(902)574-1705 (c)

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 is stacking the deck in its favour by unfairly bypassing the established collective bargaining process to impose a new sick leave and disability regime for Canada’s public servants.

Liberal Labour critic, Rodger Cuzner, today asked the following question in the House of Commons:

 “Mr. Speaker,

The Conservatives are once again using an omnibus budget bill to bypass and weaken the rules of collective bargaining in the public service.

Despite the phony pretense of open negotiations, the Treasury Board President has hijacked collective bargaining to impose a settlement.

The reality is he came to dictate not negotiate.

Why won`t the Conservatives respect collective bargaining, and stop treating our public servants with such disdain?”



For more information:

Joël Bowen
Legislative Assistant
Rodger Cuzner, M.P. Cape Breton-Canso
phone 613-222-6881 (mobile) 


Les conservateurs doivent négocier et non dicter les congés de maladie

OTTAWA – Le gouvernement conservateur est une fois de plus fidèle à sa devise : l’opportunisme politique au détriment de l’équité et de l’application régulière de la loi. Encore une fois, le gouvernement fausse le jeu en sa faveur en contournant de façon déloyale le processus de négociation collective établi afin d’imposer un nouveau regime de congés de maladie et d’invalidité aux employes de la fonction publique canadienne.

Le porte-parole du Parti libéral en matière de travail, Rodger Cuzner, a posé la question suivante à la chambre des communes aujourd’hui :

« Monsieur le Président,

Les conservateurs ont de nouveau recours à un projet de loi omnibus d’exécution du budget pour contourner et affaiblir les règles de la négociation collective dans la fonction publique.

Sous le faux couvert de négociations ouvertes, le président du Conseil du Trésor a court-circuité la négociation collective pour imposer un règlement.

La réalité c’est qu’il est venu dicter sa volonté et non négocier.

Pourquoi les conservateurs ne respectent-ils pas la négociation collective et ne cessent-ils pas de traiter nos fonctionnaires avec un tel mépris? »



Renseignements :
Joël Bowen
Adjoint législatif
Rodger Cuzner, député de Cape Breton—Canso
Téléphone : 613-222-6881 (cellulaire)
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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, not millions but billions that could have helped seniors, persons with disabilities and students.  What they didn’t clawback was the 750 million for self-serving TV ads.

However, you know who will be able to stay up and watch those ads?  The 375 thousand young Canadians who don’t have to get up for work the next day, thanks to this government.

And now we find this government buried another 90 million dollars, including money for youth employment.  Young Canadians want jobs, not state propaganda.

When will this government stop with the ads, and help with jobs?”

For more information:

Kristopher Kolanko
(902)842-9403 (o)
(902)574-1705 (c)

Statement by Rodger Cuzner on the Citizen Service League in Glace Bay

Posted on May 7, 2015 | No Comments

Dominion, NS –  “Last week I had the great pleasure to attend the 50th Anniversary of the Glace Bay Citizens Service League.  In November 1965, under […]

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Statement by Liberal Party Labour Critic Rodger Cuzner on International Workers’ Day

Posted on May 1, 2015 | No Comments

OTTAWA –Liberal Labour critic, Rodger Cuzner, today issued the following statement on International Workers’ Day: “Today we celebrate and recognize the hard working men and women […]

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Rodger Cuzner`s Statement on the National Day of Mourning

Posted on April 28, 2015 | No Comments

Ottawa, ON – After attending the National Day of Mourning ceremony in Ottawa, Member of Parliament Rodger Cuzner made the following statement in the House of […]

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Canada Pension Plan turns 50

Posted on April 2, 2015 | No Comments

Ottawa, ON – Member of Parliament Rodger Cuzner made the following statement in the House of Commons today in regards to the Canada Pension Plan turning […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Rodger Cuzner: A Strong Voice for Cape Breton-Canso

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