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  • His favourite word is chair.

Liberal MP for Halifax West (Nova Scotia)

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

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter We’re on track to receive 8 million #Covid19Vaccine doses by the end of March, and all Canadians will have access t… https://t.co/rMf4DkkDXZ

Posted on Twitter We’re getting more vaccines, sooner. ✅ Canada now has access to a fourth vaccine, produced by Johnson & Johnson su… https://t.co/HZe4heWWsG

Posted on Twitter I wanted to say, “You don’t have to tell jokes; we’re all just thrilled you’re here. You’re Walter Gretzky - everyb… https://t.co/nHhIuvsPuJ

Posted on Twitter How nice it was to meet Walter Gretzky, at a CNIB fundraiser in NS, about 15 years ago. It was not long after his s… https://t.co/94LdXLDk2e

This week

Posted on Twitter Last week, we received our largest shipment of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to-date. We’re set to receive a tota… https://t.co/AB3qpihQd4

Posted on Twitter 🇨🇦 has secured 2M doses of the CoviShield vaccine and 20M of AstraZeneca. They’ll start arriving first in the comin… https://t.co/IsrbNgEnrC

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the second report of the Special Committee on Canada-China Relations entitled, “The Breach of ...

Voted No on Vote #57 on Bill C-213 Enact the Canada Pharmacare

Voted No on Vote #58 on Bill C-223 Amend the Citizenship Act (adequate knowledge of French in Quebec)

Voted Yes on Vote #59 Private Members' Business M-35 (Instruction to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development (environment grading label))

Voted No on Vote #60 on Bill C-206 Amend the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (qualifying farming fuel)

Voted No on Vote #61 on Bill C-225 Amend the Aeronautics Act, the Fishing and Recreational Harbours Act and other Acts (application of ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Special Immigration and Refugee Measures for the People of Hong Kong Thank you very much. You've mentioned that in order to operate in China it's a business environment requirement of the Chinese government that you work with ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Special Immigration and Refugee Measures for the People of Hong Kong Thank you very much, Madam Chair. I, too, want to thank the witnesses for appearing and for their courage. My first double question is for Ms. ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Canadian School Counselling Week Mr. Speaker, the first week of February each year, Canadian School Counselling Week, recognizes the contributions of the school counselling profession to the mental health and ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Impact of COVID-19 on the Immigration System Thank you very much, Madam Chair. I'm delighted that we have two witnesses from Mi'kma'ki, where I am as well. Ms. Watts, I'd like to ask ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Briefing on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on staffing levels and ... Thank you very much, Madam Chair. Let me thank the deputy minister and her officials for being here today. As you understand, international students, along with ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Impact of COVID-19 on the Immigration System Thank you very much, Madam Chair. Allow me to thank the witnesses for coming today and for their testimony. Ms. Go, you previously appeared at another ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Main Estimates 2020-21: Votes 1, 5 and 10 under Department of Citizenship ... Thank you very much, Madam Chair. Welcome, Minister. My understanding is that it's been necessary during the pandemic to have some modernization of the department's system ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Impact of COVID-19 on the Immigration System Let me go back for a moment to the legislative changes for consultants. Of course, this arose as a result of some cases of fraud and ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Impact of COVID-19 on the Immigration System Okay. Thank you. My next question is for Mr. Holthe, and I hope there will be time for Ms. Mahmoud also. The government has indicated that ...

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

Spoke in the House on Housing Mr. Speaker, in Halifax West and across Nova Scotia, we are seeing a concerning decline in housing affordability. The government has taken important steps to help ...

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 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 ...

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.

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 ...

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