Geoff Regan won with 16,230 votes. The Conservatives (Dr. Bruce Pretty) came in second with 13,778 votes. Not far behind was the NDP (Gregor Ash) with 13, 239 votes. The Green Party (Dr. Thomas Trappenberg) had 1,931 votes.
Geoff Regan currently serves as the Liberal Critic for Public Works & Government Services.
During the last session of Parliament Geoff Regan was chair of the Liberal Caucus Committee on Environmental Sustainability and a member of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.
Mr. Regan served as Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Regional Minister for Nova Scotia from 2003 to 2006. His many accomplishments include designating the Sable Gully as a Marine Protected Area and signing the 2005 Atlantic Accord on behalf of the federal government.
In February 2004, Mr. Regan was appointed to act as Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada in matters related to Maher Arar.
He also served at Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons from 2001 to 2003.
Mr. Regan, a dedicated Nova Scotian, was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Halifax West in October 1993.
Before entering public life, Mr. Regan practiced law and was an active community volunteer. He is a former president of the Bedford Board of Trade and a former member of the executive of the Halifax Board of Trade. He also has served as chair of the Metro Food Bank and Beacon House.
Mr. Regan obtained his bachelor of laws from Dalhousie University in 1983 and was admitted to the Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society in 1984. He completed a bachelor of arts from St. Francis Xavier University in 1980.
Mr. Regan and his wife Kelly live in Bedford with their three children, Caitlin, Nicole and Harrison.
For more information on Geoff Regan visit www.geoffregan.ca.