For me, politics is about making a difference. I’ve made it my mission to help my community and make sure people in my district get a say in the decisions that impact them.
Part of this mission is being available. That’s why I’ve held more than 145 Let’s Talk town hall meetings. That’s why I knock on doors all year long asking for feedback. And that’s why I attend local events whenever I can, because they are vital to strengthening communities and supporting people.
I also help my constituents navigate programs and services offered by the federal government. As your Member of Parliament, it is my job to voice your concerns and advocate for you in Ottawa. I have advocated over the years for environmental protection to ensure a sustainable future for our young people.
I am so proud to represent Halifax West. We have the most diverse community in Atlantic Canada, and this is a key reason why Halifax is doing so well. Of course, we can always do more. And there are still people who face difficulties, including problems with government.
Please contact me with your suggestions, questions and concerns, and follow me on my social media channels for the latest updates.
First elected as the MP for Halifax West in 1993, Geoff was re-elected to his eighth term in October 2019. He is committed to promoting public engagement and has held more than 145 town hall meetings.
Geoff is currently the Chair of the House of Commons Special Committee on Canada-China Relations.
Geoff was Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Regional Minister for Nova Scotia from 2003 to 2006 and served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Government House Leader from 2001 to 2003. On December 3, 2015 he was elected as the 36th Speaker of the House of Commons, the first from Atlantic Canada in almost a hundred years
Before entering public life, Geoff practiced law and was an active community volunteer. Geoff is married to the Honourable Kelly Regan, MLA, Nova Scotia’s Minister of Community Services and Status of Women. They have three grown children and live in Bedford, NS.