Rodger Cuzner

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Rodger T. Cuzner
Bras d'Or—Cape Breton
In office
November 27, 2000 – June 28, 2004
Preceded by Michelle Dockrill
Succeeded by riding dissolved
Cape Breton—Canso
Assumed office
June 28, 2004
Preceded by first member
Personal details
Born ( 1955-11-04) November 4, 1955 (age 59)
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Lynn Cuzner
Residence Glace Bay
Profession event organizer

Rodger T. Cuzner (born November 4, 1955) is a Canadian politician.

Early life and education[edit]

Cuzner was born the second of six children born to Truman and Kay Cuzner in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. He studied physical education at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish. He worked as the Special Event Coordinator for the Cape Breton Department of Recreation, Culture and Facilities, where he was responsible for major events like the Millennium Countdown 2000. Cuzner has been very involved with hockey throughout his life. He coached Team Nova Scotia at the Canada Games in 1995 and 1999.

Political career[edit]

He is a member of the Liberal Party of Canada in the Canadian House of Commons, representing the riding of Cape Breton—Canso. He was first elected in 2000.[1] Cuzner served as parliamentary secretary to former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien from January 13, 2003 to December 11, 2003 and has held other key positions within the Liberal Caucus, including chair of Nova Scotia Caucus, chair of Atlantic Caucus, and Chief Opposition Whip. He currently serves as the Liberal Critic for Human Resources & Skills Development and Labour.

Cuzner represents the Liberal Party on the weekly MP panel on CTV News Channel's Power Play, with host Don Martin, and he is regularly asked to appear on other national political affairs programs, on television and radio.

Cuzner traditionally delivers a humorous, politically-themed rewrite of "Twas the Night Before Christmas" on the last house sitting before the holiday break.[2]

Personal life[edit]

He and his wife Lynn (née Hopkins) have three children: Mitch, Scott and Brad.


  1. ^ "Liberals stage C.B. comeback". The Chronicle Herald. November 28, 2000. Archived from the original on January 24, 2005. Retrieved 2014-09-29. 
  2. ^ Maloney, Ryan (11 December 2015). "". Huffington Post Canada. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 

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