Geoff Regan Net Worth 2022, Age, Wife, Children, Height, Family, Parents, Salary, Retiring

Geoff Regan

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Introduction

Geoff Regan is a former Canadian politician who served as the 36th Speaker of the House of Commons of Canada from 2015 to 2019. A member of the Liberal Party of Canada, he was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Halifax West from 2000 to 2021, previously holding the seat from 1993 to 1997. Under Paul Martin, he was Minister of Fisheries and Oceans from 2003 to 2006.

Biography

NameGeoff Regan
Net Worth$5 million
Salary$2 million+
OccupationPolitician
Age62 years
Height1.83m
Geoff Regan net worth 2022

Geoffrey Paul Regan PC was born on November 22, 1959 (age 62 years) in Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada. He is the son of Gerald Regan, a former Premier of Nova Scotia and Cabinet Minister under Pierre Trudeau, and Carole Harrison, the daughter of John Harrison, a Member of Parliament from Saskatchewan. Two of his sisters are also famous: Nancy Regan was a well-known local television personality with ATV, and Laura Regan is an actress.

Regan graduated from Sackville High School in 1977 and then earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from St. Francis Xavier University in 1980. Following university, Regan went on to earn a law degree from Dalhousie University, graduating in 1983. He was admitted to the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society in 1984 and practiced real estate and commercial law before entering public life. Regan was a member of Toastmasters for almost ten years, from the late 1980s to the early 1990s.

Career

Geoff Regan was first elected to the House of Commons as part of the Liberal landslide victory in the 1993 federal election under Jean Chrétien. Regan was defeated in the 1997 election by NDP candidate Gordon Earle, mainly because of the federal government’s changes to employment insurance.

Regan was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons after regaining his seat in the 2000 federal election, a position then held by Don Boudria. In 2003, Paul Martin appointed him as Minister of Fisheries and Oceans.

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He was the Regional Minister for Nova Scotia in the newly formed government of Paul Martin, sworn in on 12 December 2003. Regan was re-elected in the 2004 federal election. He would keep his position in a cabinet in Martin’s minority government. In February 2004, Regan was appointed to act as Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, in matters related to Maher Arar.

Geoff Regan was appointed by Bill Graham, Interim Leader of the Official Opposition, to the shadow cabinet as the Official Opposition Critic for Human Resources and Skills Development upon the defeat of the Liberal government in the 2006 election. During his time as a critic, Regan introduced a private members’ bill to expand Canada Access Grants for disabled and low-income students.

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Regan was appointed to the newly created Liberal Priorities and Planning Committee in January 2007, which was chaired by then Liberal Opposition Leader Stéphane Dion. In March 2008, Regan was named Chair of the Caucus Committee on Environmental Sustainability. Regan also served as Vice-Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.

He was re-elected in the 2008, and 2011 federal elections, despite significant Liberal losses in both. Regan won his seat by a few percentage points in the latter election as the Liberals finished in third place. Under the leadership of Stephane Dion, Geoff Regan served as Opposition Critic for Human Resources and Skills Development. Under Michael Ignatieff, Regan served as Liberal Critic for Natural Resources, and later, Public Works and Government Services and also as the Liberal Natural Resources Critic under leader Justin Trudeau and the Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Natural Resources.

Speaker of the House of Commons

Geoff Regan was re-elected in the 2015 federal election with 68% of the vote as the Liberal party swept all 32 Atlantic Canada seats and formed a majority government. On 2 December 2015, Regan was selected as Speaker of the House of Commons in a secret ballot by members of the 42nd Parliament over Liberals Denis Paradis and Yasmin Ratansi and Conservative Bruce Stanton. Regan won on the first ballot and served as the first speaker from Atlantic Canada in almost a hundred years.

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Regan ran for re-election for Speaker of the Commons but lost to fellow Liberal MP Anthony Rota in December 2019. Following Rota’s win, the Conservatives said that he had them to thank for his new position. They had made the decision during a caucus meeting to unseat Geoff Regan as a show of strength to the Liberal minority government. On March 31, 2021, Geoff Regan announced that he would not seek re-election.

Wife

Geoff Regan is married to Kelly Regan, they had their wedding in 1993. His wife Kelly is also a Canadian politician who has served in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly since 2009, most recently as the MLA for Bedford Basin. She was first elected as the Member for Bedford-Birch Cove. She is a member of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party and they have three children Caitlin Regan, Nicole Regan, and Harrison Regan. As of mid-2022, Geoff and his wife Kelly are still married.

Geoff Regan net worth

How much is Geoff Regan worth? Geoff Regan net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His main source of income is from his career as a former politician, former lawyer and former speaker. Regan’s salary per month with other career earnings are over $2 million annually. He is one of the richest and influential politicians in Canada. He stands at an appealing height of 1.83m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.