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  • His favourite word is matter.

Liberal MP for Halifax West (Nova Scotia)

Won his last election, in 2019, with 50% of the vote.

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Congratulations to Wasel Al Masalmeh and family on opening their Syrian butcher shop in Bedford! I’m looking forwar… https://t.co/L2NwOGPEQg

Posted on Twitter 🇨🇦 Happy Canada Day! / Bonne Fête du Canada! 🇨🇦 What are you doing to celebrate our country today? #CanadaDay2020 https://t.co/yPZMHn2Az1

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Congratulations 2020 grads... you DID IT! Take time to celebrate, as you look toward a future so bright. Have a saf… https://t.co/9moFFhbji5

Posted on Twitter Congratulations to all 20 students graduating from the first-ever Pathways to Shipbuilding Program for African Nova… https://t.co/8k0sekYkBl

Posted on Twitter Today is Global #ALS Awareness Day & June is ALS Awareness month - An important opportunity to bring awareness to t… https://t.co/KPvpsYrsJq

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter This week, I joined MP @GregFergus & over 140 of my parliamentary colleagues, across party lines, calling on all le… https://t.co/VadrIWY8qG

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Subject Matter of Supplementary Estimates (B), 2019-20: Votes 1b and 10b under ... Thank you, Madam Chair. Minister, good morning. Thank you for being here. It's good to have you here. Thank you for mentioning the Atlantic immigration pilot. ...

Spoke in the House on Agriculture and Agri-Food Mr. Speaker, since 2008, an organization in Halifax, Hope Blooms, has been making a difference. It has had a measurable impact on food security and social ...

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the first report of the Special Committee on Canada-China Relations concerning a motion adopted ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Update on the Activities of the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Thank you, Madam Chair. Thank you very much for being here this morning. My constituency office does quite a bit of immigration work. It doesn't compare, ...

Spoke in the House on Emergency Debate Madam Speaker, when I listen to the Conservative speeches, they seem to be refusing to confront the central challenge put forward by Teck Resources. The letter ...

Spoke in the House on Black History Month Mr. Speaker, on February 8, the Africa Festival of Arts and Culture hosted a Black History Month dinner at Mount Saint Vincent University. Everyone there got ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, I want to ask my hon. friend from Hamilton East—Stoney Creek, who I know is well aware of the impacts these blockades are having ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Committee Business and Election of Chair Just this morning we adopted a motion that says the following: That the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure be established and be composed of five members; ...

Spoke in the House on Public Services and Procurement Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Public Services and Procurement recently visited a very important initiative for Nova Scotia, for my constituents and for our navy and ...

Voted No on Vote #8 Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne (amendment)

Voted No on Vote #7 Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne (subamendment)

Spoke in the House on (topic unknown) Madam Speaker, I congratulate you on becoming Assistant Deputy Speaker. I want to take this opportunity to thank the people of Halifax West for returning me ...

Voted No on Vote #6 Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne (subamendment)

Voted Yes on Vote #5 3rd reading and adoption of Bill C-2, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money ...

Voted Yes on Vote #4 Concurrence at report stage of Bill C-2, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money ...

Spoke in the House on Election of the Speaker Good morning, colleagues, and congratulations to you all as we gather for this first sitting of the 43rd Parliament. Some of you are taking your seats ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Main Estimates 2019-20: Vote 1 under House of Commons, Vote 1 under ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair and members of the committee. It's a pleasure to be here. As Speaker of the House of Commons, I will ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Supplementary Estimates (B), 2018-19: Vote 1b under Leaders' Debates Commission and Vote ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman and committee members. Thank you for welcoming us here today. I am pleased to be here to present the 2019-20 ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Question of Privilege Related to the Matter of the Royal Canadian Mounted ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair, members of the committee. It's a pleasure to be back before your committee in my role as Speaker of the ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca MP drops F-bomb in Commons, accuses Trudeau of not caring about Indigenous rights Speaker Geoff Regan immediately stood and told Saganash that, as an experienced member of the House of Commons, he should have known better. He invited the MP to apologize and withdraw the word. "Mr, Speaker, what is happening is so insulting, ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca Play nice, Speaker pleads with MPs as tensions simmer Given the circumstances, it was somehow fitting that before House Speaker Geoff Regan could deliver his ruling on the privilege complaint lodged against him by New Democrat MP Bill Blaikie in the wake of the now legendary May 25 Commons meltdown, ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca NDP MP says argument that sparked House uproar was real, not rhetoric The New Democrat MP who sparked a raucous outburst in the Commons over a vote planned for $7 billion in federal spending says he tried at least four times to have his case heard before the confrontation with House Speaker Geoff Regan last Friday.

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Main Estimates 2018-19: Vote 1 under House of Commons, Vote 1 under ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Colleagues, nice to see you this morning. Members of the committee and distinguished guests, thank you for welcoming us back. ...

Mentioned by Hill Times Grit MP Casey says party conditions to avoid nomination challenges for incumbent MPs 'fair,' but he can't meet them ... Liberal MP Sean Casey says he has 'no problem' facing a nomination challenge in 2019, but says he can't knock on 3,500 doors in his riding by Oct. 1. Liberal MP Sean Casey, right, pictured with House Speaker Geoff Regan, says the party rules regarding ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca Talking music, motivation and Monty Python with the Speaker of the House of Commons The Honourable Geoff Regan, was elected the 36th Speaker of the House of Commons, on December 3, 2015. He also has served as MP to Halifax West since 1993, calling it, “A fabulous city that you won't want to leave.” From 2003 to 2006, Regan was Canada ...

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca Conservative MP reprimanded for calling finance minister a 'rooster' ... MP reprimanded for calling finance minister a 'rooster'. Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre was reprimanded on Thursday by Speaker Geoff Regan when he referred to Bill Morneau as the “rooster who thinks he made the sun come up because he crowed ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Interim Estimates 2018-19: Vote 1 under House of Commons, Vote 1 under ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair and committee members. Thank you for welcoming us here today. I am pleased to appear before you to present the ...

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