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Judge Corrine Sparks congratulates Ruby-Anne Fines, Zoe MacEachern and Conor Hubley on receiving RBC's Black History Month Essay scholarships at the Black Cultural Centre.

Judge Corrine Sparks and Geoff congratulate Ruby-Anne Fines, Zoe MacEachern and Conor Hubley on receiving RBC’s Black History Month Essay scholarships at the Black Cultural Centre.

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Welcome to my website.  I hope you can take a moment to look around, learn more about me and my work on behalf of the people of Halifax West. 

This website is also a great way for me to stay in contact with you, bringing you news from Parliament Hill and responding to your concerns. If my staff or I can be of any assistance to you, please call our office or send me an e-mail.


Op-ed:Harper policies fail to move Keystone XL forward

Posted on March 4, 2015

Dear editor,

The failure to move the yardsticks on the Keystone XL pipeline falls squarely on the shoulders of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Mr. Harper’s refusal to implement credible environmental policy over the past nine years has deeply damaged Canada’s economic interests and international reputation. His diplomatic miscues on the Keystone file have made the situation worse.

This $8 billion project would have connected Canadian oil with refineries in the U.S. Gulf Coast.  That would narrow the discount on the price of our oil relative to world markets, boosting our economy and employment.

What should have been a win-win proposition has dragged on for years due to Mr. Harper’s tin ear. He deeply misjudged the President, who had directly linked the approval of this project to the need for greater action from Canada on climate change. Instead of addressing President’s legitimate concerns, Mr. Harper tried to spin and bully to get his way, spending millions on ads and telling a group of American businessmen that “you don’t take no for an answer”.

These tactics did not work on the President of the United States. This is a failure of one of a Canadian Prime Minister’s central responsibilities: to get Canadian resources to market.

A failure of this magnitude was unthinkable between Brian Mulroney and Ronald Reagan, or between Jean Chrétien and Bill Clinton.

To get projects approved, you need leadership that works well with others. But this is a Prime Minister who will not meet with premiers or Indigenous Leaders, who calls those who want to safeguard the environment eco-terrorists, and who cancelled the three amigos conference with Mexico and the United States.

There is a better way. Liberals recognize that progress depends on regaining public trust. A Liberal government will work with provinces and territories to establish a pan-Canadian framework to reduce carbon emissions and fight climate change. It will give each the flexibility to design their own policies best suited to their situation to meet these commitments, including carbon pricing.

With credible environmental policies and astute diplomacy, Keystone XL can move forward. The sooner, the better.

Yours sincerely,

Geoff Regan, MP
Liberal Critic for Natural Resources
613-996-3085

Public invited to participate in discussion on providing quality care for seniors

Posted on March 4, 2015 | No Comments

March 2, 2015 (Bedford) – Geoff Regan, M.P. and the Canadian Medical Association are hosting a public meeting to discuss health care needs for an aging population.

“We know that we have an aging population in Canada, and especially in Nova Scotia. There is an urgent need to ensure we are providing quality service to help seniors maintain their health and retain their independence for as long as possible,” said Regan.

The Member of Parliament for Halifax West will be joined by Dr. Cindy Forbes, President-Elect for the Canadian Medical Association, a voluntary association representing over 82,000 physicians across Canada.

Dr. Forbes, a family physician from Halifax said, “the health care system that we use today has not evolved to meet the evolving and growing needs of our aging population. These roundtables are great opportunities for physicians, politicians and constituents to work together in finding solutions to these challenges.”

The meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 from 2:00- 4:00 p.m. at Cameron Hall, Parkland Clayton Park Retirement Residence, 114 Fairfax Dr. in Halifax. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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For more information, please contact:

Office of Geoff Regan, M.P.

(902)426-2217

geoff@geoffregan.ca

Conservative government’s failed environmental policies blocking Canadian export growth

Posted on February 26, 2015

Conservative government bullying charities with CRA audits

Posted on February 26, 2015

Halifax’s Ecology Action Centre is one of the latest organizations bullied by the Conservative government through a Canada Revenue Agency political activities audit. In the 2012 […]

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Let’s Talk Seniors’ Health with Canadian Medical Association

Posted on February 25, 2015

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Keystone veto reflects Stephen Harper’s failed record on environment

Posted on February 25, 2015

February 25, 2015 OTTAWA – Yesterday’s veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline by U.S. President Barack Obama could have been avoided if Stephen Harper’s Conservatives had […]

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Congratulations to Olivia Rybicka-Oliver on breaking world record for fastest spinner on ice skates!

Posted on February 18, 2015

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Geoff Regan posé une question à la ministre du Patrimoine Canadien concernant la sous-financement ‎des organisations communautaires Acadienne.

Posted on February 17, 2015

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Conservative government must reverse cuts to infrastructure funding and partner with municipalities on economic growth

Posted on February 6, 2015

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Tribute to Holocaust survivor Philip Riteman

Posted on February 6, 2015

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