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 287 of 288)


April 24, 2001

Mr. Rodger Cuzner (Bras d'Or—Cape Breton, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Secretary of State for Amateur Sport.

In light of the upcoming national summit on sport being held in Ottawa this weekend, what provisions are being made to ensure that those most impacted, our young developing athletes, will be the benefactors of the new national policy on sport?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Sports
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March 29, 2001

Mr. Rodger Cuzner (Bras d'Or—Cape Breton, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, it is indeed a pleasure to stand in the House and share with all members information on a truly unique event taking place in my constituency this weekend. The 12th annual Vince Ryan Old Timers Hockey Tournament is being held in Cape Breton beginning today and will see 125 teams from across Canada and the United States converge on my community.

The tournament's namesake, Vince Ryan, was recognized throughout Cape Breton and indeed the Atlantic provinces as a skilled athlete, a fierce competitor and a man who held high a sense of fair play and sportsmanship.

Upward of 2,000 players will compete in the spirit of fellowship in the country's national winter pastime in what has become one of Atlantic Canada's premier adult recreational sporting events.

I thank Duddy Ryan, the entire Ryan family, Ritchie Warren and his committed group of volunteers for ensuring that this annual event continues to be a highlight of our Cape Breton winters. I wish them all the very best in this week's tournament.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Hockey
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March 19, 2001

Mr. Rodger Cuzner (Bras d'Or—Cape Breton, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, earlier this month the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans announced the recipients of the national recreational fisheries awards for the year 2000.

These awards recognize those individuals and organizations that work to protect and enhance recreational fisheries and their habitats. The efforts of this year's award winners contribute not only to the development of this important tourism industry but also to the enhancement and preservation of Canada's aquatic environment.

On behalf of all members I salute the year 2000 recipients: Jeremy Maynard of British Columbia, Jack Cooper of Labrador, the Urban Angling Partnership in Winnipeg, the Conservation Faune Aquatique Quebec Inc., and the Southeastern Anglers Association of New Brunswick. I congratulate all this year's winners.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Fisheries
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March 1, 2001

Mr. Rodger Cuzner (Bras d'Or—Cape Breton, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the member suggested that unanimous consent would be garnered by the entire opposition party. During the his speech he did not allude to any of the barriers that pertain to this matter.

The motion states:

That this House call upon the government to eliminate the barriers in the Letter of Interest to the aerospace industry, which impede a fair and open Maritime Helicopter Project, and that maritime procurement be conducted on a “best value to the Canadian taxpayers” basis, in accordance with Treasury Board guidelines.

Could the member expand on what the barriers are as they apply in this situation?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Supply
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February 23, 2001

Mr. Rodger Cuzner (Bras d'Or—Cape Breton, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, as the member of parliament for Bras d'Or—Cape Breton it is a great pleasure to stand in the House today and offer congratulations to a constituent of mine, Natalie MacMaster, on her recent Grammy nomination for best traditional folk album.

The fiddling sensation from Troy, Inverness County, has dazzled audiences in community halls from Judique to Glencoe to sold out performances on the world stage. Earlier this month she was named instrumental artist of the year at the East Coast Music Awards and her latest CD In My Hands won a Juno award for best instrumental album in 2000.

Her energy and ability are matched only by the passion she demonstrates for her musical roots. Natalie MacMaster is truly a remarkable young woman and has emerged as a wonderful ambassador for Cape Breton Island. We wish her continued success in her future endeavours.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Natalie Macmaster
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