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Cabot Links receives $2 million to expand Cabot Cliffs

Cape Breton Canso MP Rodger Cuzner announced an investment of $2 million in Cabot Links to help the Inverness golf resort expand at the nearby Cabot Cliffs.

The project is being funded through ACOA’s Business Development Program.

A release from ACOA states Cabot Group will use the repayable contribution to help add spa facilities, high-end culinary services and tennis courts at Cabot Cliffs at Broad Cove. Nearly 300 people currently work at Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs golf courses and the project will create an additional 50 full-time positions.

The release states the investment builds on commitments made by the Government of Canada and the four Atlantic Provinces to drive economic growth in the region through the Atlantic Growth Strategy by supporting the tourism industry to attract more visitors and create new jobs across the region.

The announcement comes as Canada celebrates Tourism Week from May 27 to June 2, 2018.

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ACOA supports Aquaculture Operation in Waycobah

Cape Breton MP Rodger Cuzner, on behalf of the ACOA minister Navdeep Bains, announced $1 million in funding for the Waycobah First Nation’s aquaculture operation.

A release from ACOA states the funding is coming through ACOA’s Business Development program.

The funding will go towards purchasing cages, nets, moorings and a work barge, upgrading docks, and adding a fish counter. The release states the expansion to the aquaculture operation, which currently employs 45 community members, will add 10 new jobs.

Waycobah First Nation is also investing $750,000 in the project from its operating revenue.

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ACOA funding announced for Tourism-Related projects in Inverness and Richmond Counties

Cape Breton-Canso MP Rodger Cuzner has announced more than $730,000 in federal funding for four tourism-related projects in Inverness and Richmond Counties.

There’s more than $525,000 in  federal loans from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency for infrastructure improvements at the Dundee Resort and Golf Club and MacLeod’s Beach and Campsite.

Another 205-thousand dollars will go for projects at the Inverness Development Association and Societe Mi Careme.

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Cape Breton Canso MP Delivers annual Christmas Review

Cape Breton-Canso Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner had members of the opposition in stitches yesterday at the House of Commons with his annual ‘Christmas Review’.

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Cuzner poked fun at all parties in the house, commenting on Andrew Scheer’s dimples and how the Bloc Quebecois can’t separate laundry, let alone the province.

Cuzner also found a way to comment on how ‘taxing’ work has been for the Liberals:
Cuzner finished him poem saying that his support is strong for ‘his boy’ in 2019; a reference to his boss, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
To see the full video of Cuzner’s address following this link:  https://youtu.be/HwnIWQjJ_A0
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Cape Breton Canso MP reads statement in House of Commons honouring the late Allan J. MacEachen

Cape Breton-Canso MP Rodger Cuzner paid tribute to the late Allan J. MacEachen in the House of Commons yesterday.  MacEachen, a former local MP and cabinet minister died last week at the age of 96.  Cuzner says MacEachen dedicated his life to the quality of citizenship both under the law and with opportunity.  Cuzner added MacEachen used his peerless parliamentary skills to turn the dreams of a progressive few into a reality to benefit all.
Cuzner added he’s confident MacEachen is looking down on the Commons today, encouraging all to be better and do better for all Canadians
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Cape Breton Canso MP Rodger Cuzner Welcomes retraining workers, funding for post secondary students and Youth Employment Strategy

 Cape Breton Canso MP Rodger Cuzner says some of the measures contained in the budget are a reflection of positive trends in the economy.  Cuzner says one optimistic indicator is the jobs front.
Cuzner says one welcome pledge in the budget is 2.7 billion dollars over six years for retraining to prepare workers for future opportunities.    Other highlights Cuzner liked include more money for affordable housing, student loans and grants for part-time post-secondary students and funding for the Youth Employment Strategy.
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Ottawa announces funding for Atlantic Region’s Fishery

The federal government has announced a new $325-million fund for Atlantic Canada’s fish and seafood sector.
Federal Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc announced the establishment of the Atlantic Fisheries Fund today in Halifax.

MP Rodger Cuzner understands the improtance of supporting fishing in Atlantic Canada. In 2015, the landed value of Canada’s Atlantic commercial fisheries was 2.8 billion dollars.

Cuzner says that local fisherman have the tools, resources and knowledge to make this an even bigger industry:

 

Details of the new program are to be released in the coming months.

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Cuzner says EI system needs a technology upgrade

Many seasonal workers have experienced the struggles of the Employment Insurance System over the years. The Cape Breton-Canso MP, Rodger Cuzner, understands your frustration after spending the last year reviewing the system.

Among the many problems that Cuzner identified while working with other MP’s was the old technology being used to process and review people’s applications, leading to long wait times. Cuzner says addressing this is one of the many aspects that needs to be fixed:

 

Cuzner says the system is old and is being taped together. He says some of the people working to process these applications are younger than the equipment their working with

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Cape Breton Canso MP says it’s a busy session ahead this fall in Parliament

The Cape Breton Canso MP says the Liberal Party is back in business with a full agenda on Parliament Hill.  Rodger Cuzner says after the summer break, elected officials are anxious to reset.  Cuzner says they are focusing on promises made during the campaign.

Cuzner adds Canadians are talking a lot about the “change in tone“ on the hill because of the new PM.  He says Justin Trudeau brings a new sense of accessibility compared to some of his predecessors.