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Cape Bretoners pay their respects on 100th anniversary of mining disaster

Dozens of children wore plastic “miners'” hats, shone lights and laid roses at the monument in Colliery Lands Park on Tuesday. The children were part...

Two Cape Breton technology companies get $1.7M in federal funding

Mark Eyking, Liberal MP for Sydney-Victoria, was in New Waterford to announce a combined $1.7 million in funding for Slyce Canada Inc. and Ubique Networks...

Federal Liberals taking Atlantic Canada 'for granted'

Atlantic Canadians can count on the Conservative Party to keep fighting for them and for projects and policies that will strengthen our economy. Rob Moore...

Second cruise berth close

He will be in Ottawa next week on Federation of Canadian Municipalities business and said he is working to set up a meeting on the...

Cape Breton receives $14M for infrastructure

In a news release, Cape Breton's Liberal MPs Mark Eyking and Rodger Cuzner said they were pleased with the announcement, noting it will assist public...

Cape Breton MPs claim more than $300000 each in expenses

Mark Eyking, the Liberal MP for Sydney-Victoria, had total expenditures for the year of about $369,500. That included $32,448.57 for member travel, $1,107.69 for hospitality,...

Cape Breton MPs claim more than $300000 each in expenses

Rodger Cuzner, the Liberal MP for Cape Breton-Canso, had total expenditures for the year of about $362,255. That included $28,245.58 for member travel, $1,244.96 for...

Veterans' Affairs office closures should never have happened

The VAC closure controversy wasn't the pivotal election issue but the Liberal promise carried plenty of weight hereabouts. Enough to call the Cape Breton seats...

Sydney Veterans Affairs office to reopen this fall

Sydney-Victoria MP Mark Eyking confirmed Tuesday an office in the Sydney area is currently under renovations and should be ready by September or October. Exactly...

Englishtown community hall receives $20000 from feds to replace roof

Sydney-Victoria Liberal MP Mark Eyking told the crowd about the funding during the noon hour. The money through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency comes from...

Deadline looms for second berth funding

In an interview this week, Clarke said he has spoken to both Cape Breton Liberal MPs Rodger Cuzner and Mark Eyking and provincial Transportation Minister...

$32-million upgrade planned for Coast Guard College

Preparations for the graduation ceremony and receptions at the Coast Guard College today forced Sydney-Victoria MP Mark Eyking to announce the funding in Membertou, Friday.

Trudeau makes brief stop in Cape Breton to attend funeral

Several Liberal MPs also attended the funeral, including Cape Breton-Canso MP Rodger Cuzner, Sydney-Victoria MP Mark Eyking and St. John's South-Mount Pearl MP Seamus O'Regan.

Will Alberta fires tip the pipeline debate?

When the economic cost of this tragedy is tallied, Justin Trudeau's Liberal government is going to be under renewed pressure to approve a pipeline and...

Cape Breton MPs get bang for buck

Financial statements show both Sydney-Victoria MP Mark Eyking and Cape Breton-Canso MP Rodger Cuzner had among the lowest campaign expense totals subject to the limit...

Sydney-Victoria MP appointed chair of House of Commons trade committee

Eyking, a successful egg farmer from Millville, said he was optimistic both the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, another contentious free trade...

Infrastructure priorities for Cape Breton still being determined, Eyking says

In a meeting two weeks ago Eyking had with fellow Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner, who represents the riding of Cape Breton-Canso, and Port of Sydney...

Veterans wing in North Sydney hospital receives unused funds from ABC campaign

Following the recent federal election, the new Liberal government committed to reopening the veterans offices, including the one in Sydney. In an interview with the...

Nova Scotians for Equalization Fairness says CBRM is underfunded

John R. Macdonald of the group Nova Scotians for Equalization Fairness said they plan to meet in the new year with Cape Breton's two Liberal...

Bridge to be widened over St. Peter's Canal

Former Conservative cabinet minister Peter MacKay announced the undertaking in May of this year. The project will be funded by Ottawa's $85-million investment in Parks...

Whitney Pier native Lisa Raitt named Conservative finance critic

A Liberal sweep of all 32 ridings in Atlantic Canada left the Conservatives with no elected representation from the region. Raitt, who is considered a...

Whitney Pier native Lisa Raitt named Conservative finance critic

A Liberal sweep of all 32 ridings in Atlantic Canada left the Conservatives with no elected representation from the region. Raitt, who is considered a...

Liberals to reopen Sydney VAC office

Sydney-Victoria Liberal MP Mark Eyking said he was “not really too concerned” about Hehr's remarks, which he referred to as a “hiccup” on the new...

Cape Breton MPs have 'big shopping list' of issues to be addressed

“Cape Breton is stepping up to the plate big time (on the refugee file) so I think it's good,” Sydney-Victoria Liberal MP Mark Eyking said...

'There were no token appointments'

Cape Breton-Canso MP Rodger Cuzner was busy cleaning out his current office in Confederation building, a space he's inhabited since 2004. He watched ... However,...

Glace Bay native force behind Liberal election win

He is the nephew of the late senator Sister Peggy Butts. He left the WWF in 2012 to help Trudeau get elected leader of the...

Vote spike in Cape Breton

At that time, however, the Liberals were trending third. Now they are ahead in some polls and their momentum seems to be building. Does this...

Parties, candidates respond to MV Miner questions

The party is in agreement with the Liberals, and candidates Eyking, Cuzner, Dutt and Rodgers that companies hauling freight over water must have enough insurance...

MV Miner cleanup primed for election spotlight

Liberal candidate Rodger Cuzner, who has represented the riding since 2000, has indicated federal involvement on the file is necessary because it was Transport Canada...

Faces of candidates to challenge Eyking, Cuzner slowly coming into focus

Incumbent Liberal candidate Mark Eyking will be seeking election for a sixth term. He's been in office since November 2000. The Green party has already...

Dutt to run for NDP nomination in Sydney-Victoria

If she becomes the New Democrat's candidate in the federal election campaign, she'll join the Liberal's Mark Eyking, Conservative John Douglas Chiasson, the Greens Adrianna...

History of labour movement noted during annual Labour Day picnic

Also speaking on Monday was Monica Dutt, the newly selected NDP candidate for Sydney-Victoria in the upcoming federal election. Mark Eyking, the sitting MP in...

MV Miner cleanup primed for election spotlight

Liberal candidate Rodger Cuzner, who has represented the riding since 2000, has indicated federal involvement on the file is necessary because it was Transport Canada...

Dutt to run for NDP nomination in Sydney-Victoria

If she becomes the New Democrat's candidate in the federal election campaign, she'll join the Liberal's Mark Eyking, Conservative John Douglas Chiasson, the Greens Adrianna...

Dutt to run for NDP nomination in Sydney-Victoria

If she becomes the New Democrat's candidate in the federal election campaign, she'll join the Liberal's Mark Eyking, Conservative John Douglas Chiasson, the Greens Adrianna...

Another orange wave for Alberta?

Edmonton-Griesbach is also a potential NDP gain and the party will almost certainly hold its only seat, Linda Duncan's Edmonton-Strathcona. St. Albert-Edmonton is also in...

Faces of candidates to challenge Eyking, Cuzner slowly coming into focus

Incumbent Liberal candidate Mark Eyking will be seeking election for a sixth term. He's been in office since November 2000. The Green party has already...

Election time

And, yet, after an initial flirtation with the NDP in the 1997 election, both have elected Liberal MPs – Rodger Cuzner in Cape Breton-Canso and...

Federal candidates in Cape Breton pacing themselves for long election battle

In Cape Breton-Canso, Liberal incumbent Rodger Cuzner is also running for the sixth time and Adam Rodgers is running for the Conservatives, while the NDP...

NDP increasingly appears to be party of change

Mulcair and his caucus endured, through mostly gritted teeth, the Trudeau star soaring through the political skies, with predictions that the political alignment appeared headed...

Conservatives should stop using our money for their ads

A private member's bill by Ottawa Liberal David McGuinty would establish an independent federal advertising commissioner reporting to the auditor general to weed out partisan...

Trudeau's top advisor credits Glace Bay upbringing for his success

Cape Breton Canso MP Rodger Cuzner, himself a Glace Bay native, said Butts has quietly become one of the most respected people in Canadian politics.

Trudeau's chief advisor says Glace Bay upbringing made him who he is

Glace Bay's Gerald Butts, principal advisor to federal Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau, was the keynote speaker as the provincial Grits wrapped up their annual...

Making tough choices is his job, says Nova Scotia premier

"Never did I think at one point that I would be on this stage and Mark, I want a picture on Facebook," said Clarke, a...

Harper's anti-union bill rises from the dead

The Hiebert bill, and a companion piece of private legislation introduced by Alberta Conservative MP Blaine Calkins — which would make it more difficult to...

Blaney's giddiness reflects Conservative mood

In one of his more exuberant moments in the role of Conservative cheerleader, Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney called Tuesday's pre-election budget his “bestseller.” Listening...

Cuzner, Eyking disappointed with budget

And as all parties head into an election, Eyking said the Liberals will be highlighting their priorities, including a committment to reopen Veterans Affairs offices,...

Cuzner, Eyking disappointed with budget

And as all parties head into an election, Eyking said the Liberals will be highlighting their priorities, including a committment to reopen Veterans Affairs offices,...

Veterans affairs

The difference between relatively new Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O'Toole and his predecessor Julian Fantino is like day and night. O'Toole — a veteran himself...

Harper reminds voters of the Trudeau legacy

But New Democrats such as Saskatchewan's Roy Romanow and Manitoba's Gary Doer, Progressive Conservatives such as Mike Harris in Ontario and Gary Filmon in Manitoba,...