First elected as the MP for Halifax West in 1993, Geoff Regan was re-elected to his eighth term in October 2019.
Geoff has worked tirelessly to advance citizen-based initiatives such as education, environmental protection, health promotion, and retirement security. He is committed to promoting public engagement and has held 130 town hall meetings.
On December 3, 2015 Geoff was elected as the 36th Speaker of the House of Commons, the first from Atlantic Canada in almost a hundred years.
Geoff was Minister of Fisheries and Oceans from 2003-06 and served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Government House Leader from 2001-03. As regional minister for Nova Scotia, Geoff was fully engaged in negotiating the 2005 Offshore Accord and signed the historic agreement on behalf of the federal government.
Before entering public life, Geoff practiced law and was an active community volunteer. He is a former president of the Bedford Board of Trade and a former chair of the Metro Food Bank and Beacon House.
Geoff is married to the Honourable Kelly Regan, MLA, Nova Scotia’s Minister of Community Services and Status of Women. They have three children and live in Bedford.
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