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Liberal MP for Halifax West (Nova Scotia)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 69% of the vote.

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Points of Order I am now prepared to rule on the point of order raised on November 23, 2016, by the hon. member for Kingston and the Islands concerning ...

Didn't vote on Vote #175 on Bill C-228 Amend the Fisheries Act (closed containment aquaculture)

Didn't vote on Vote #174 on Bill C-245 Concerning the development of a national poverty reduction strategy in Canada

Didn't vote on Vote #173 on Bill C-29 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March ...

Posted on Twitter Today the House observed a minute of silence in memory of 14 women murdered in 1989 at École Polytechnique de Montréal. #december6

Posted on Twitter Aujourd’hui la Chambre a observé un moment de silence en mémoire des 14 femmes tuées en 1989 à l’École Polytechnique de Montréal. #6décembre

Three days ago

Didn't vote on Vote #172 on Bill C-29 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March ...

Didn't vote on Vote #171 on Bill C-29 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March ...

A week ago

Posted on Twitter The #WellingtonBuilding in #YOW is now open for parliamentary business #Cdnpoli #OttNews https://t.co/wlOCqqwJej

Posted on Twitter L’#ÉdificeWellington à #YOW est maintenant ouvert pour le travail parlementaire https://t.co/rmw19dATKb

Posted on Twitter #WellingtonBuilding ribbon-cutting ceremony with @judy_foote. Congratulations to #HoC Admin and @PWGSC_TPSGC collea… https://t.co/02lzhQplMg

Posted on Twitter Cérémonie d’inauguration à l'#ÉdificeWellington avec @judy_foote. Félicitations à l’Administration de la #CdC et à… https://t.co/Tt0AcDimmx

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Privilege I am now prepared to rule on the question of privilege raised on November 3, 2016, by the hon. member for Essex regarding the tabling of ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2016-17: Vote 1b under House of Commons and Vote ... It's a pleasure to be back before the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs to present the House of Commons supplementary estimates (B) for the ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Canada's Olympic and Paralympic Athletes Canadians are rightly proud of our athletes. Like them, we all appreciate the years of training and sacrifice and the determination it takes to become a ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Privilege I am now prepared to rule on the question of privilege raised on June 6, 2016, by the hon. member for Saanich—Gulf Islands concerning the rights ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Nova Scotia's only Speakers to share chair built for Edgar Rhodes That would leave Speaker Geoff Regan seatless when the House of Commons sits. But the Nova Scotian MP says his replacement chair holds cherished history. "When I learned that I would be sitting in the chair that was made for the only other Nova Scotia ...

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca Plane Talk with Geoff Regan: On his political dynasty, job perks and 'cluttering' WATCH: Speaker of the House of Commons Geoff Regan takes a flight with Tom Clark to talk about perks of the job and why he has only spent one night at the speaker's residence on parliament hill.

Spoke in the House on Privilege I am now prepared to rule on the question of privilege raised on September 19, 2016, by the member for Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola regarding the government's responses ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by Hamilton Spectator Parliamentarians pay tribute to longtime MP Mauril Belanger Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pauses as he signs a book of condolence for Liberal MP Mauril Belanger, who died Tuesday, while Speaker of the House of Commons Geoff Regan looks on, on Parliament Hill, Wednesday in Ottawa. Belanger, 61, who served ...

Spoke in the House on Points of Order I am now ready to rule on the point of order raised on April 18, 2016 by the hon. member for New Westminster—Burnaby concerning the procedural ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Andrew Leslie: Liberals' Near-Miss On Air Canada Vote Too Close For Comfort ... than usual," said Liberal MP Andrew Leslie, the chief government whip, after the opposition pulled a procedural trick to bring about a snap vote on Bill C-10, which proposes changes to the Air Canada Public Participation Act. Speaker Geoff Regan ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Initiatives toward a family-friendly House of Commons and Main Estimates 2016-17: Vote ... Thank you, Mr. Chairman. It's nice to be back at the procedure and House affairs committee after a number of years of absence, and in a ...

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code There are 16 motions in amendment standing on the Notice Paper for the report stage of Bill C-14. Motion No. 5, submitted by the hon. member ...

Spoke in the House on Privilege I am now prepared to rule on the question of privilege raised on April 22, 2016, by the hon. member for Montcalm regarding alleged misleading statements ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Order in Council Appointment of Huguette Labelle to the Position of Chair ... For your benefit, Mr. Chairman, Mr. Michael Duheme is the Chief Superintendent and Director of the Parliamentary Protective Service. Before continuing, I will give everyone time ...

Mentioned by CTV News Boy Scout Speaker's aims to bring adult supervision to MPs He's got politics in his DNA as a long-time Halifax Liberal MP whose father was a former Nova Scotia premier and wife is a current MLA in Nova Scotia. During that time, Geoff Regan has made few waves and left no scandalous footprints on the national ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Speaker Geoff Regan more vocal than predecessors in search of House civility The new Speaker of the House of Commons, Geoff Regan, has emphasised civility in a significant way in the new Parliament, injecting himself into question period more than his recent predecessors, an analysis of his record in the House shows. In the ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Supplementary Estimates (A) 2015-16: Vote 1a under ATOMIC ENERGY OF CANADA LIMITED, ... Let me go on to something else. When you were here on May 5 to discuss the main estimates, you told me that AECL funding for ...

Spoke at the Industry committee on Main Estimates 2015-16: Votes 1 and 5 under ATLANTIC CANADA OPPORTUNITIES AGENCY, ... At a recent committee meeting, my friend Mr. Carmichael asked a witness about personalized medicine being an area that will be disruptive. In answer, Dr. Danial ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Renewal of Canada’s Forest Industry Merci beaucoup. Mr. Marcoccia, first of all, I appreciate your mentioning that over 50% of your research and development is being done in Canada. That's terrific. ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Renewal of Canada’s Forest Industry Thank you. Mr. Innes, we heard last week from witnesses that it's very difficult to produce competitive products from cellulose filament and crystals. There are a ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Competing globally: opportunities for small and medium-sized businesses and Main Estimates 2015-16: ... Let's go to the broader trade with Asia. The Conference Board of Canada says that our country makes up only 1% of all global exports to ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-611 An Act to amend the Trade-marks Act (public authority)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-278 An Act respecting a day to increase public awareness about epilepsy