Rodger CUZNER

CUZNER, Rodger, B.A.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Cape Breton--Canso (Nova Scotia)
Birth Date
November 4, 1955
Website
http://rodgercuzner.liberal.ca
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=6fa03d6c-bbe7-4e72-b1de-3f877b6bcb02&Language=E&Section=ALL
Email Address
rodger.cuzner@parl.gc.ca
Profession
organizer of events

Parliamentary Career

November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  Bras d'Or--Cape Breton (Nova Scotia)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister (January 13, 2003 - December 11, 2003)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
LIB
  Cape Breton--Canso (Nova Scotia)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
LIB
  Cape Breton--Canso (Nova Scotia)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
LIB
  Cape Breton--Canso (Nova Scotia)
  • Whip of the Liberal Party (November 3, 2008 - September 6, 2010)
  • Chief Opposition Whip (November 3, 2008 - September 6, 2010)
May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
LIB
  Cape Breton--Canso (Nova Scotia)
October 19, 2015 -
LIB
  Cape Breton--Canso (Nova Scotia)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment , Workforce Development and Labour (December 2, 2015 - )

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 288)


June 17, 2019

Mr. Rodger Cuzner (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives like to say that politics are being played with the Canada summer jobs program, but politics are being played by them. We know the Conservatives have continued to mislead Canadians with regard to the Canada summer jobs program. They say that we are not funding any faith-based groups anymore.

Even in their leader's riding, the Raymore Baptist Church, Avonhurst Pentecostal Assembly and Echo Lake Bible Camp have received funding, if Conservatives check their list. That would be another aspect of this program they continue to play politics with.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Canada Summer Jobs Program
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June 17, 2019

Mr. Rodger Cuzner (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, my colleague knows we unequivocally condemn violence and extremism of any kind. It is unacceptable and is not tolerated.

We understand and share the member's concerns about this organization. ESDC is conducting a review of this matter through Service Canada Ontario. The member has long served in this House. He knows how this program works and that money will not be flowing if in fact this group is not compliant.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Canada Summer Jobs Program
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June 14, 2019

Mr. Rodger Cuzner (Cape Breton—Canso, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I consider the member to be a friend. If his feelings were hurt, I certainly want to apologize.

He is right. The minister is from Ontario. He has done a tremendous job working with the people of Cape Breton to provide opportunities and I look forward to that relationship continuing.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Points of Order
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June 14, 2019

Mr. Rodger Cuzner (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, Cape Bretoners always appreciate when someone from Ontario who knows nothing about it sticks his nose in their business.

There is a private airport in Port Hawkesbury. There are no scheduled flights into that airport. The project in Cabot Links has put over 700 people to work specifically there. The unemployment rate was at 25% when I was first elected in 2000 and what is going on, on the west side of the island is absolutely spectacular. For the member to jump up and and let on he knows what is going on there—

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Transport
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June 14, 2019

Mr. Rodger Cuzner (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the hon. member across has been involved in this program for a number of years and would know how the money rolls out.

There is a review. The officials are working on this review right now, and we await that review. Certainly if anything is out of the ordinary, there will be no money flowing.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Canada Summer Jobs Program
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