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Rodger Cuzner Issues Statement on Fort McMurray Tragedy

Posted on May 5, 2016 | No Comments

OTTAWA, ON – Cape Breton-Canso M.P. Rodger Cuzner raised made the following statement in the House of Commons today regarding the tragic events in Fort McMurray, Alberta.

“Mr. Speaker,

Like all other members in this House, I continue to watch the events unfold in Fort McMurray. I had the great pleasure to make McMurray my home for almost 10 years. I have always bristled at the impression that some Canadians have of the Fort, seeing it as a little more than a national ATM.

Canadians who have had the chance to spend time there know it is an absolutely fabulous community; a community that has welcomed people from this country and from all corners of the world who have built a progressive, dynamic city, with amenities that are envied by cities much larger; a community that has been built with a pioneer spirit by caring, compassionate people, making it a great place to live and a wonderful place to raise a family.

I spoke with a number of friends last night where were fleeing the city. The tension and fear in their voices was obvious and understandable.

For decades, the community of Fort McMurray has been there for thousands of Canadians.
Whenever this ordeal ends, the people of Fort Mac have to know that this government, and indeed this Parliament, will stand with them as they rebuild this great community.“


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

Black Point Quarry Project — Environmental Assessment Decision

Posted on April 27, 2016 | No Comments

April 26, 2016 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced today that the proposed Black Point Quarry Project, located in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects and it may proceed.

In reaching her decision, the Minister considered the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s Environmental Assessment Report. The Report includes the Agency’s conclusions and recommendations on the potential environmental effects of the project, the proposed mitigation measures, the significance of any adverse environmental effects, and the follow-up program.

In her Environmental Assessment Decision Statement, the Minister established legally binding conditions, which include mitigation measures and follow-up requirements that the proponent must comply with throughout the life of the project.

The next steps are for the proponent to obtain the necessary regulatory approvals from Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Transport Canada.

Quick Facts

  • The environmental assessment for this project was conducted under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012.
  • A copy of the Minister’s Environmental Assessment Decision Statement and more information on this project are available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry website, reference number 80064.

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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:


For more information:

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

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 […]

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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 […]

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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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