|Rodger T. Cuzner
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Cape Breton—Canso
June 28, 2004
|Preceded by||Riding Established|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Bras d'Or—Cape Breton
November 27, 2000 – June 28, 2004
|Preceded by||Michelle Dockrill|
|Succeeded by||Riding Abolished|
November 4, 1955 |
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia
Early life and education
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.
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. 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.
He and his wife Lynn (née Hopkins) have three children: Mitch, Scott and Brad.
|Canadian federal election, 2015: Cape Breton—Canso|
|Conservative||Adam Daniel Rodgers||6,246||14.45||–18.17||–|
|New Democratic||Michelle Smith||3,547||8.20||–11.85||–|
|Green||Maria Goretti Coady||1,281||2.96||–0.28||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||43,237||100.0||$204,662.05|
|Total rejected ballots||274||0.63||–0.31|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|Canadian federal election, 2011: Cape Breton—Canso|
|Conservative||Clarence Derrick Kennedy||10,873||30.65||+7.15||$75,474.80|
|New Democratic||Marney Simmons||6,984||19.69||-1.43||$2,528.46|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||35,476||100.0||$83,274.40|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||336||0.94||+0.14|
|Canadian federal election, 2008: Cape Breton—Canso|
|New Democratic||Mark MacNeill||7,660||21.12||+0.98||$6,483.40|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||36,272||100.0||$80,776|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||292||0.80||+0.09|
|Canadian federal election, 2006: Cape Breton—Canso|
|New Democratic||Hector Morrison||8,111||20.14||-4.18||$7,662.93|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||40,281||100.0||$76,321|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||288||0.71||-0.24|
|Canadian federal election, 2004: Cape Breton—Canso|
|New Democratic||Shirley Hartery||9,197||24.32||+5.44||$21,160.51|
|Green||Seumas Gibson||820||2.17||–||none listed|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||37,810||100.0||$73,856|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||361||0.95|
|Liberal notional hold||Swing||-2.88|
|Changes from 2000 are based on redistributed results. Conservative Party change is based on the combination of Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party totals.|
|Canadian federal election, 2000: Bras d'Or–Cape Breton|
|Progressive Conservative||Alfie MacLeod||8,114||21.38||+1.12|
|New Democratic||Michelle Dockrill||7,537||19.86||-21.44|
|Total valid votes||37,949||100.00|
|Liberal gain from New Democratic||Swing||+18.93|
- "Liberals stage C.B. comeback". The Chronicle Herald. November 28, 2000. Archived from the original on January 24, 2005. Retrieved 2014-09-29.
- Maloney, Ryan (11 December 2015). "http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/12/10/rodger-cuzner-christmas-poem-kevin-vickers_n_6304402.html". Huffington Post Canada. Retrieved 30 August 2015.
- "October 19, 2015 Election Results — Cape Breton—Canso (Validated results)". Elections Canada. 23 October 2015. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
- Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates
- Elections Canada – Official voting results, Forty-first general election, 2011
- Elections Canada – Candidate's electoral campaign return, 41st general election
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