Geoff Regan

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MPs' self-approved $2300 salary increase is 'self-serving' says taxpayers' group

Many MPs, however, receive salaries beyond the base as compensation for additional roles and duties; Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will earn $345,400, while House Speaker...

Trudeau throws another promise under the (omni)bus

Speaker Geoff Regan, a Liberal MP, might not caucus with his colleagues, but is he “truly independent” from the interests of the Liberal party? The...

Elizabeth May Says Stopping Heckling Is An Easy Way To Improve Parliament

“The Liberals no longer heckle, but the Conservatives and New Democrats are heckling fiercely and it is a violation of this place.” House Speaker Geoff...

Speaker recalls #elbowgate, other odd parliamentary moments of ...

In a year that included elbowgate, outrage over the word 'fart' being uttered in the House of Commons and plenty of the usual heckling, Speaker...

Trudeau, other MPs, pay tribute to longtime MP Mauril Belanger

CTV NewsOTTAWA — Mauril Belanger loved Parliament so it seems fitting that it has become something of a shrine to the veteran Liberal MP who...

Trudeau pens tribute to MP Belanger

"I think his greatest legacy is his commitment to his constituents," said Halifax Liberal MP Geoff Regan, who was elected Speaker after Belanger was forced...

Slightly More Than 100 Exceptional Works of Journalism

SLATE / Driven to Kill by Geoffrey Sant. “It seems like a crazy urban legend: In China, drivers who have injured ... But questions remain...

Feds spent thousands to bring cabinet minister home early for vote

The mad dash from around the world followed an embarrassing near-miss for the Liberals, when the New Democrats and Conservatives caught chief government whip Andrew...

Emails reveal scramble to fly minister home for expected assisted dying vote

Despite their strong majority in the Commons, the Liberals did not have enough MPs in their seats to win outright; Speaker Geoff Regan ended up...

Must we learn to accept terrorism as an any-time, any-place occurrence?

If terrorism is one of the enemies at the door, then complacency is the enemy within, warns Dr Aidan Regan, economist at University College Dublin,...

VIDEO: Ellie Black braces for Olympics as community celebrates local hero

“We're all excited to have a Nova Scotian, somebody from this area, representing Canada,” said Geoff Regan, Liberal MP for Halifax West. “This is just...

Welsh fans celebrate Euro 2016 victory against Belgium

First Minister and Welsh Labour leader Carwyn Jones went liberal with the exclamation marks on his official Twitter page writing: "Incredible!!! Magnificent!!! Historic!" 01 of...

Obama in the House

(subscription)Obama addresses Parliament as House Speaker Geoff Regan, right, looks on, Wednesday. .... And I'm equally confident in the trans-Atlantic values that we all...

@Kady's Watchlist for June 29 – It's O-Day in O-Town!

Once that wraps up, Obama will make his way back down Sussex Drive to Parliament Hill, where Trudeau will lead a welcome party that will...

Why Beaumont-Hamel is so close to our hearts

Among the throngs will be Seamus O'Regan, Liberal MP for St. John's South–Mount Pearl; on his lapel he'll wear the island's symbol of remembrance, a...

@Kady: Leak inquiry puts Liberal MPs' independence to the test

House Speaker Geoff Regan sent it to committee for further study. Since then, committee members have gotten a crash course in the relevant principles and...

Fort Hays State University announces spring 2016 graduates

Jackie S. Ruder, a Master of Liberal Studies (organizational leadership). ...... Sitka: Todd Francis Regan, a Bachelor of General Studies (human services). ARIZONA ... Santa...

@Kady liveblog recap: Senior PMO staffers, Globe and Mail reporter potential witnesses at leak inquiry?

... member Arnold Chan's response to the latest Conservative salvo in an ongoing political battle over the possible premature disclosure of the contentious new provisions,...

QP Tuesday: Electoral reform and Rempel vs McCallum

(subscription) (subscription)Ambrose asked if the Liberal government will commit to holding a referendum on electoral reform. Trudeau suggested the ... Following an eruption of...

Bill C-14: How Liberals Convinced A Hesitant Caucus To Support Assisted Dying Legislation

The ended in a 139-to-139 tie that Speaker Geoff Regan broke in favour of the government. "We had to win," Leslie said, but added that...

How the Liberals convinced a hesitant caucus to support C-14

The ended in a 139-to-139 tie that Speaker Geoff Regan broke in favour of the government. “We had to win,” Leslie said, but added that...

No sanctions or calls for Justin Trudeau to apologize again for 'elbowgate'

Parliamentarians had been waiting to vote on a controversial motion put forward by Trudeau's Liberals that sought to limit debate on their assisted suicide legislation.

Haiti - Canada : Implementation of Mauril Bélanger scholarship program

Besides Denis Harrisson, the Rector of the UQO, there were among the guests at this evening: Frantz Liautaud, the Ambassador of Haiti to Canada, Geoff...

The true meaning of Trudeau's elbow

(subscription) (subscription)Speaker Geoff Regan had to break the tie vote, and the Conservatives and New Democrats had a good laugh at the Liberals' expense.

Independent Senators won't take orders from Harder, say new appointees

(subscription) (subscription)House Speaker Geoff Regan had to break a rare tie in the House of Commons last week in favour of the government after...

Kady O'Malley: Liberal legislative meltdown is an early lesson for Trudeau and his government

If, in the days following his open-air swearing-in ceremony on the grounds of Rideau Hall, you had warned newly installed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that...

Trudeau's elbow neither the beginning nor the end of Liberal troubles: Chris Hall

Facing a June 6 deadline handed down by the Supreme Court, the Liberals know they are running out of time. It's why the government tried...

Liberals drop motion designed to limit opposition power after tussle in House

(subscription) (subscription)House of Commons Speaker Geoff Regan also concluded there was a prima facie case that Ms. Brosseau's privileges as an MP had been...

There is a plausible reason not to hold a referendum, but this isn't it

(subscription) (subscription)The Liberals almost lost a procedural vote on their Air Canada bill yesterday, also prompted by a court case, and were saved by...

Liberal near-miss on Air Canada vote too close for comfort, says Andrew Leslie

... than usual," said Liberal MP Andrew Leslie, the chief government whip, after the opposition pulled a procedural trick to bring about a snap vote...

Manitoba MP saves the day for Liberal airline vote

OTTAWA - Liberal Manitoba MP Doug Eyolfson saved his party from embarrassment on Monday afternoon by voting in favour of a bill he disagrees with...

What Canada's 21st and 23rd prime ministers have in common: Delacourt

Former prime minister Paul Martin, centre, shares a laugh with Commons Speaker Geoff Regan and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a ceremony to unveil Martin's...

Bye-Bye Morley Safer! The Retiring 60 Minutes Correspondent's Most Liberal Moments

(blog) (blog)On Wednesday, CBS News announced that Morley Safer, 60 Minutes' longest-serving correspondent, will officially retire this week. Safer's first season with 60 Minutes...

Paul Martin Throws Shade At Tories At His Portrait Unveiling

OTTAWA — For years, Paul Martin was a fixture in the halls of Parliament, as finance minister in Jean Chretien's Liberal government and then as...

QP Wednesday: Fort McMurray fire and electoral reform

(subscription) (subscription)Given that the Liberals announced the establishment of the long-awaited all-party committee on electoral reform just hours before question period, it's no surprise...

@Kady's Watchlist for May 11–Are you ready to move past first-past-the-post?

Either way, get ready to hear all about the pros and cons of proportional representation, preferential ballots and any number of “viable alternate voting systems,”...

Sanders poised for May win streak

There's also Morgantown for WVU [West Virginia University]," Regan said, ticking off several other regions with colleges where he expected Sanders to do well in.

Patti Davis, Ronald Reagan's daughter, pens open letter to Will Ferrell

Their hate for liberals is all encompassing. Far beyond human ... And don't forget Peter Guralnick, Geoff Edgers and John O'Brien, Sam Rogers and Priscilla...

When the Rules Aren't Conventional

(blog)How "these Reagan delegates in Ford clothing" voted was never recorded, Reagan biographer Craig Shirley wrote in his definitive account, Reagan's Revolution: The Untold...

Sanders's Practically Unprecedented Success

Consider Reagan's experience. From February through April 1976, Reagan lost seven of the first eight primaries to Ford, who led him by as much as...

@Kady – Former House Speaker calls out Liberals over alleged leak of assisted dying bill

That doesn't entirely close the case, of course — current House Speaker Geoff Regan will come back to the Chamber in due course with a...

After leadership vote loss, Mulcair gets standing ovation in Parliament

“Let's try to calm down, everybody,” said House Speaker Geoff Regan, standing to quiet the room. Mulcair then dug into the Liberals. He implored Prime...

Notable Quotables: Does Castro 'Have a Point' on Health Care?

(blog) (blog)Posted below: the April 4 edition of Notable Quotables, MRC's bi-weekly compilation of the latest outrageous quotes in the liberal media. This issue:...

Trudeaumania: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau comes to Halifax

Although Trudeau came here on business – attending the Nova Scotia Liberal Party annual general meeting – he took some time to make a stop...

MP Sheehan gets raise

It's also a sensitive time for the Liberal government as it negotiates new collective agreements with the 17 federal unions. To date, the government has...

MP Pay Raise A 'Cruel Joke' In Light Of Economic Struggles, $29B Deficit: Taxpayers' Group

All 30 Liberal cabinet ministers earn $81,500 on top of their MP salaries — $251,900 a year — which represents a $4,400 jump from last...

MPs, senators get pay hike as Canadians struggle with stagnant wages, rising unemployment

Cabinet ministers, interim Opposition leader Rona Ambrose and House Speaker Geoff Regan (who get an extra $81,500 for their roles) will get a $4,400 bump...

Angels, Protesters and Patriots: What a Long-Ago Skirmish Says About Love of Country

As UC Berkeley linguist and NPR commentator Geoffrey Nunberg notes, “To describe oneself as a patriot is to suggest that others are less so.” A...

Pressure mounts on Ottawa to join wide ban on asbestos

Countries including Australia, Germany and Britain have banned the mineral. In an interview a year ago, Liberal MP Geoff Regan – now Speaker of the...

QP Monday: budget, atheists and provincial politics that don't belong

(subscription) (subscription)Speaker Geoff Regan interrupted Trudeau amid hollering from the opposite side, and asked for order in the House. Conservative MP Denis Lebel quoted...