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  • His favourite word is chair.

Liberal MP for Halifax West (Nova Scotia)

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

Yesterday

Didn't vote on Vote #435 on Bill C-24 Amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter This is the first night of #Hanukkah I wish everyone celebrating in Halifax West a peaceful and joyful Hanukkah! https://t.co/RAsGCDHeAU

Mentioned by Rocky View Weekly Richards ejected from House of Commons Speaker of the House Geoff Regan ejected Banff-Airdrie MP Blake Richards from the House of Commons Nov. 30 for heckling. Submitted/For Rocky View Publishing. Banff-Airdrie MP Blake Richards found himself ejected from the House of Commons for heckling ...

Three days ago

Didn't vote on Vote #434 on Bill C-24 Amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration

Didn't vote on Vote #433 on Bill C-24 Amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration

Posted on Twitter Hannah Hicks, a talented young artist from Bedford, is opening a show tomorrow at @Gallery1919Hfx https://t.co/cDJX1DqF99

This week

Posted on Twitter @HPABA_NS spreading Christmas cheer at @HPCC_NS with hot chocolate, cookies and tree lighting

Posted on Twitter Thank you to Engage Mainland North and @KeshenGoodman for bringing community together for festive Christmas tree li… https://t.co/CgF6yzVW2q

Mentioned by Cumberland News Now Raucous times in the House of Commons When Halifax MP Geoff Regan became Speaker of the House of Commons in late 2015, he put all members of parliament on notice, telling them in his acceptance speech that he would not tolerate a lack of decorum in the House of Commons. His efforts to ...

Mentioned by Cumberland News Now Raucous times in the House of Commons When Halifax MP Geoff Regan became Speaker of the House of Commons in late 2015, he put all members of parliament on notice, telling them in his acceptance speech that he would not tolerate a lack of decorum in the House of Commons. His efforts to ...

Posted on Twitter @FairviewFRC celebrated opening of new community kitchen with pancake breakfast this morning. Congrats on awesome n… https://t.co/EenJrH4uVQ

A week ago

Mentioned by Airdrie City View Richards ejected from House of Commons Speaker of the House Geoff Regan ejected Banff-Airdrie MP Blake Richards from the House of Commons Nov. 30 for heckling. Submitted/For Rocky View Publishing. Banff-Airdrie MP Blake Richards found himself ejected from the House of Commons Nov. 30 by ...

Didn't vote on Vote #432 on Bill C-58 Amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments ...

Posted on Twitter @Jade_Ernest Thanks for correcting me!

Didn't vote on Vote #431 on Bill C-58 Amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments ...

Spoke in the House on Concurrence in Vote 1B--Department of Finance Is it agreed to proceed in this manner?

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by CTV News Conservative MP kicked out of question period for heckling OTTAWA – In a dramatic move, House Speaker Geoff Regan kicked Conservative MP Blake Richards out of the Commons for heckling. Amid intense questioning and raucous heckles from the opposition bench over the ongoing saga over Finance Minister Bill ...

Spoke in the House on Point of Order I am now prepared to rule on the point of order raised on November 22, 2017, by the member for Montcalm regarding the participation of the ...

Mentioned by Brinkwire (press release) Conservative MP kicked out of question period for heckling OTTAWA – In a dramatic move, House Speaker Geoff Regan kicked Conservative MP Blake Richards out of the Commons for heckling. Amid intense questioning and raucous heckles from the opposition bench over the ongoing saga over Finance Minister Bill ...

Spoke in the House on Canada's 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games Athletes It is my pleasure to welcome onto the floor of the chamber many of the athletes who competed in the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games ...

Spoke in the House on Bill C-352--Canada Shipping Act, 2001 The Chair wishes to make a brief statement on the manner in which the secret ballot vote will be conducted on the designation of Bill C-352, ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Points of Order I will ask the member to be patient for a moment while I provide a quick ruling on a point of order raised a bit earlier, ...

Spoke in the House on Privilege I am now prepared to rule on the question of privilege raised on November 2, 2017, by the hon. member for Thornhill concerning allegedly misleading statements ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Private Members' Business, Supplementary Estimates (B) 2017-18: Vote 1b under House of ... Oh, oh! Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman and members of the committee. It's a pleasure to be back before you in my role as Speaker ...

Spoke in the House on Points of Order I am now prepared to rule on the point of order raised on November 3, by the hon. member for Carleton concerning the applicability of Standing ...

Spoke in the House on Points of Order I am now prepared to rule on the point of order raised on October 31, 2017 by the hon. opposition House leader concerning the applicability of ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Main Estimates 2017-18: Vote 1 under House of Commons, Vote 1 under ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I am also joined today by Mike O'Beirne, Superintendent and Acting Director of the Parliamentary Protective Service; as well as Robert Graham, ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Question of Privilege Regarding the Free Movement of Members of Parliament within ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Ladies and gentlemen, I am pleased to be here today as part of your study on the question of privilege ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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