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Liberal MP for Halifax West (Nova Scotia)

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

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Hope to see you tonight at the Upper Hammonds Plains Community Centre for Let's Talk #135. Meeting starts at 7p.m.

Posted on Twitter Fascinating visit to @FranzOdendaal's lab @MSVU_Halifax. She co-ordinates science camps to introduce girls to… https://t.co/8DWa5vaQ8E

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Colour Nova Scotia auction in support of IWK Telethon is now live: https://t.co/wryVvGGIC1

Posted on Twitter Thoughts and prayers are with those injured at Manchester Arena last night https://t.co/vJA68JCDK6

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Privilege I am now prepared to rule on the question of privilege raised on April 4, 2017, by the honourable member for Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman concerning allegedly misleading statements ...

Didn't vote on Vote #285 Private Members' Business M-64 (Italian Heritage Month)

Didn't vote on Vote #284 on Bill C-322 Amend the Railway Safety Act (road crossings)

Didn't vote on Vote #283 on Bill C-291 Amend the Food and Drugs Act (genetically modified food)

Didn't vote on Vote #282 on Bill C-4 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service ...

Didn't vote on Vote #281 on Bill C-4 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service ...

Posted on Twitter My next town hall meeting will be on May 24 at the Upper Hammonds Plains Community Centre https://t.co/BMY5CxCi8d

Posted on Twitter Registration is now open for new Cadet group in Bayers Lake https://t.co/LNbWVg7nkX

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Private Members' Business The Chair would like to take a moment to provide some information to the House regarding the management of private members' business. As members know, after ...

Spoke in the House on Points of Orders I am now prepared to rule on the admissibility of the amendment moved on Friday, May 5, 2017 by the hon. member for Carleton to the ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians Act I wish to inform the House of an administrative error that occurred with regard to Bill C-22, an act to establish the national security and intelligence ...

Spoke in the House on Privilege I am now prepared to rule on the question of privilege raised on April 7, 2017, by the hon. member for Perth—Wellington, in which he asks ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Privilege I am now prepared to rule on the question of privilege raised on March 22, 2017, by the member for Milton regarding delayed access to the ...

Spoke in the House on Point of Order I am now ready to rule on the point of order raised earlier today by the hon. member for Perth—Wellington concerning the supply bill that was ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians Act There are seven motions in amendment standing on the Notice Paper for the report stage of Bill C-22. The Chair has received a letter from the ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Supplementary Estimates (C) 2016-17: Vote 1c under Parliamentary Protective Service Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I'm delighted to be back at the procedure and House affairs committee, where I spent some quality time while I ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by CTV News Can you say 'fart' in Parliament? Geoff Regan's strange year as Speaker In a year that included #elbowgate, outrage over the word “fart” being uttered in the House of Commons and plenty of the usual heckling, Speaker of the House Geoff Regan said he hopes 2017 will have a little less shouting. “It's not an easy thing to do ...

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 ...

Mentioned by The Ribbon (registration) (blog) Geoff Regan There was plenty of optimism abound when the new speaker, Geoff Regan, outlined his proposals for how the House would conduct itself under his supervision, early December. “It shouldn't be like a boys' club,” remarked the MP for Halifax West. “It ...

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.

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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