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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

Didn't vote on Vote #202 on Bill C-18 Amend the Rouge National Urban Park Act, the Parks Canada Agency Act and the Canada ...

Posted on Twitter Today is #Pink Shirt Day, a day to stand up to bullying and show your support by wearing pink.

Three days ago

Didn't vote on Vote #201 That the House: ( a) recognize that Canadian society is not immune to the climate of hate and ...

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Félicitations à Bruce MacKinnon, caricaturiste d’Halifax, pour son investiture comme membre de l’Ordre du Canada. @CH_Cartoon #OC50

Posted on Twitter Congratulations to Halifax cartoonist Bruce MacKinnon on his investiture as Member of the Order of Canada. @CH_Cartoon #OC50

Posted on Twitter Sincères félicitations à Audrey O’Brien, greffière émérite de la Chambre, pour son investiture comme membre de l’Ordre du Canada. #OC50

Posted on Twitter Heartfelt congratulations to Audrey O’Brien, Clerk Emerita of the House, on her investiture as Member of the Order of Canada. #OC50

Spoke in the House on Points of Order I am now prepared to rule on the points of order raised on December 12, 2016 and February 7, 2017 by the member for Carleton, related ...

Didn't vote on Vote #200 on Bill S-211 Respecting National Sickle Cell Awareness Day

Didn't vote on Vote #199 on Bill C-37 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make related amendments to other Acts

Posted on Twitter Nous célébrons le #DrapeauCanadien avec @PearsonCentre et Mme Joan O’Malley, qui a cousu le premier drapeau. #CdC https://t.co/Dbhqr4Wk9q

Didn't vote on Vote #198 on Bill C-37 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make related amendments to other Acts

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code Before we proceed with this evening's votes, I would like to provide guidance to the House on the process respecting recorded divisions on items of private ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Points of Order On November 30, 2016, the hon. House Leader of the Official Opposition raised a point of order concerning the use of the motion to proceed to ...

Two 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 ...

Three months 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

More than three months 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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