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Rodger Cuzner, MP


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 in the House of Commons.

Ben Cowan-Dewar accepts his tourism award from a representative of TIAC along with MP Rodger Cuzner

Ben Cowan-Dewar accepts his tourism award from a representative of TIAC along with MP Rodger Cuzner

“Mr. Speaker, this week, I was pleased to attend the Tourism Industry Association of Canada’s annual awards night, where three organizations from my riding received nominations, including Cabot Links golf course, the Fortress of Louisbourg, and the Celtic Heart of North America marketing group.

Congratulations to Cabot Links for winning the Visa Canada Traveller Experience of the Year  Award. Cabot Links is recognized as one of Canada’s top golf courses and is ranked as the  82nd-best golf course in the world by Golf Digest magazine. Cabot Links runs along the breathtaking shoreline of Cape Breton and provides golfers with a true links experience, with  panoramic views, fabulous accommodations, and a five-star menu.

To the incredible Ben Cowan-Dewar, his wife Allie, and their staff of almost 200, congratulations on this prestigious national award. Congratulations as well to the people of Inverness, and particularly to those members of the Inverness Development Association whose vision and determination were the impetus for this world-class project.”

For more information:

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

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’s statement on the death of Hugh Alan ‘Buddy’ MacMaster

Posted on August 21, 2014 | No Comments

Like many Cape Bretoners and legions of music fans around the world, I was sad to hear of the passing of Hugh Alan `Buddy` MacMaster.  Cape […]

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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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