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Liberal MP Easter says Grits should switch approach on House rule changes to get legislative agenda moving

(subscription) (subscription)Liberal MP Wayne Easter, right, pictured with Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner. Mr. Easter told The that there's not enough getting done in...

Canada Electoral Reform: Liberal MPs React To Trudeau Abandoning Promise

“It's a bold move, and it's a brave move on the prime minister's part,” longtime Nova Scotia MP Rodger Cuzner said shortly after Democratic Institutions...

Rodger Cuzner's 2016 Christmas Poem Takes Swipes At Leitch, O'Leary

Rodger Cuzner brings the funny before question period on Dec. 14. (Photo: Screengrab). This year's version was something of a response to a Conservative MP...

Rodger Cuzner pokes fun at opposition leadership races in annual Christmas rhyme

Cape Breton–Canso MP Rodger Cuzner set his sights on the NDP and Conservative leadership races in his annual Christmas rhyme in the House of Commons.

John Barlow's Christmas Poem Pokes Fun At Liberals' Carbon Tax Plan

A Conservative MP has taken a page from a Liberal colleague by poking fun at the government with a politically charged rewrite of “Twas The...

The Liberal Party goes on fundraising blitz in early anticipation of 2019 federal election

(subscription)A Liberal-branded toque if the donation is more than $99; a scarf if the wallet-opening results in more than $199; and the full set...

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...

Tories, NDP use dismal jobs numbers to assail Trudeau Liberals' economic record

The Globe and MailNova Scotia Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner, parliamentary secretary to the employment minister, said the jobs numbers are just a snapshot. He also...

@Kady's Watchlist for July 28 – Phoenix payroll problems force emergency committee confab

Health Minister Jane Philpott heads to Halifax for the launch of the MyHealthNS Personal Health Record, while Liberal MPs Rodger Cuzner and Mark Eyking deliver...

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...

@Kady's Watchlist for July 4 – Calling all Atlantic premiers (and a few cabinet ministers too)

Elsewhere on the west coast, Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner, who serves as parliamentary secretary to the employment minister, visits Vancouver as part of an ongoing...

Plane Talk: MPs singing in the sky

Sometimes the talk turned to serious subjects, like when Liberal MP Seamus O'Regan discussed his stint in rehab or when the NDP's Nathan Cullen talked...

Leaving the House for home

Dartmouth-Cole Harbour rookie MP Darren Fisher said while he's proud of national Liberal initiatives such as the enhanced child benefit, but added he was most...

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...

Ottawa trying to recoup funds earmarked for tainted-blood victims

(subscription) (subscription)Several MPs, including Liberal Rodger Cuzner, have written to Health Minister Jane Philpott asking that enough money be transferred from the fund with...

The biggest class photo in Parliament Hill's history

It would take 10 minutes for Bregg's camera to pan across the entire scene and shoot it bit by bit. The politicians had their instructions:...

Great experience on the Hill

Brammall was matched with Rodger Cuzner, Liberal MP for Cape Breton-Canso (Nova Scotia). "Following him around was the best part," said Brammall, who was with...

Justin Trudeau 'manhandled' MP in Commons uproar, opposition says

However, other Liberals like Rodger Cuzner later conceded the prime minister had shown poor judgment, adding it was "not a good day for anybody" in...

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.

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.

Dire forecast, new things and looking ahead to Saturday: Politics 204 for May 13

EI changes: Winnipeg Liberal MP Terry Duguid has been tasked with helping to cut down wait times for Canadians trying to access employment insurance. Duguid...

EI wait times to be studied

OTTAWA — Winnipeg Liberal MP Terry Duguid has been tasked with helping to cut down wait times for Canadians trying to access employment insurance. Duguid...

Edmonton, south Saskatchewan and BC interior meet criteria for EI extension

Conservative critic John Barlow said the Liberals should have done more due diligence before making "such a unilateral decision." In the House of Commons, Rodger...

Edmonton, Saskatchewan, BC now meet requirements for extra EI, documents show

Vancouver SunIn the House of Commons, Rodger Cuzner, parliamentary secretary to Labour Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk, said the government was reviewing the latest unemployment figures and...

Fort Mac catastrophic wildfire 'far-reaching and utterly devastating'

(subscription) (subscription)Meanwhile Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner (Cape Breton-Canso, N.S.) paid tribute to Fort McMurray, his home for nearly a decade and where he served...

Fort Mac catastrophic wildfire 'far-reaching and utterly devastating'

(subscription) (subscription)Meanwhile Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner (Cape Breton-Canso, N.S.) paid tribute to Fort McMurray, his home for nearly a decade and where he served...

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...

Plane Talk: Rodger Cuzner and the political 'entertainment tax'

Even high above Ottawa in Tom Clark's Cessna 172 Skyhawk, Rodger Cuzner is a comedic force to be reckoned with. “I'm a regular Marc Garneau...

The Liberal double standard on PM's Panda pix

Jean Chretien did it in a speech; Bob Rae and Gerald Butts, and other Liberals did it on Twitter; and Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner did...

Question period Thursday: who got invited to Washington?

- iPoliticsiPolitics.ca (subscription)Conservative Interim Leader Rona Ambrose stands in the House of Commons during Question Period wearing a yellow scarf along with other members...

Rodger Cuzner takes the 60-Second Challenge

His impromptu poetry recital and sly allusion to a certain alter ego—Smokey Sussex—made headlines around the world. We asked Trudeau's parliamentary colleagues from every party...

Temporary foreign workers program faces federal review

Nova Scotia Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner, who is also Ms. Mihychuk's parliamentary secretary, said the program needs to be overhauled to take into account the...

Rick Mercer Calls On Tories To Cut The Harper-Era Amnesia Shtick

In an interview with The , Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner praised Ambrose's “come to Jesus moment” on legalization. He noted it's “totally hypocritical” of the...

Duel: Harper's laws about intimidating workers

However, Rodger Cuzner, from the Employment Ministry, reminded us that in over 4,000 rulings by the industrial relations board, only two judgments were made against...

Liberal government to repeal Conservative-backed union bills

Her parliamentary secretary, Rodger Cuzner, said the government plans to “move forward with labour policy reform” that would include hearing from unions, employers, other levels...

Liberals To Repeal Controversial Tory Union Bills C-377, C-525

Her parliamentary secretary, Rodger Cuzner, said the government plans to "move forward with labour policy reform" that would include hearing from unions, employers, other levels...

VOICE OF THE PEOPLE / JAN. 28, 2016

We here in Cape Breton, a region disproportionately dependent upon tourism, are awaiting news of Cecil Clarke's, Mark Eyking's and Rodger Cuzner's meetings with Sohi.

Liberals hold Sunday caucus meeting ahead of Parliament's return

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment Rodger Cuzner said Canadians across the country are feeling the effects of the slowed economy. “I think every...

Rodger Cuzner's Christmas Poem Pokes Fun At Tories, New ...

T'was the week before Christmas, and all through the land / a spankin' new government was now in command. / We will soon settle in...

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...

American billionaire set to open Cape Breton coal mine

Such arguments hold no sway with Sydney's White, nor Rodger Cuzner, the Liberal MP for Cape-Breton Canso. White calls the mine a needed boost to...

Mark Eyking hopes Sydney Veterans Affairs office will reopen this year

A Cape Breton MP hopes Sydney's Veterans Affairs office will reopen this year and says the federal department is recommending it include more staff than...

Liberals plan to repeal 'anti-union' bills C-377 and C-525 once House returns

(subscription) (subscription)By RACHEL AIELLO | Published: Monday, 01/11/2016 12:00 am EST. The government will be “putting the furniture back” and will restore Canadian labour...

Green Leader Elizabeth May wants Donkin coal mine turfed

“Every single member of Parliament in Nova Scotia is a Liberal. They should ... Cape Breton-Canso MP Rodger Cuzner said he approves of the Donkin...

Politicians compete in a game of West Block Trivia

With another year of political theatre behind us, The West Block invited Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner, Conservative MP Lisa Raitt and NDP MP Matthew Dubé...

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...

Fort McMurray's 2015 in pictures

Kyle Harrietha, Liberal candidate for Fort McMurray-Cold Lake, and Rodger Cuzner, Liberal incumbent for Cape Breton-Canso, pose for a photo with local volunteers after canvassing...

Old Louisbourg road to Gabarus should be resurrected, petition says

... between Gabarus and Louisbourg. Fiander says since it's a coastal road, drivers would be treated to beautiful ocean vistas along the way. He plans...

Rodger Cuzner's Christmas Poem Pokes Fun At Tories, New Democrats

For years now, longtime Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner has made a tradition of rising in the House of Commons before the holiday break to read...