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Preceded by  New Riding
Spouse  Geoff Regan (m. 1993)
Preceded by  Marilyn More
Profession  Journalist
Education  University of Waterloo

Preceded by  Marilyn More
Name  Kelly Regan
Party  Nova Scotia Liberal Party
Full Name  Kelly Smith
Role  Canadian Politician
Residence  Bedford, Canada
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Born  February 4, 1961 (age 54) Chatham, Ontario (1961-02-04)
Political party  Nova Scotia Liberal Party
Children  Caitlin Regan, Harrison Regan, Nicole Regan
Similar People  Geoff Regan, Gerald Regan, Nancy Regan, Laura Regan

Alma mater  University of Waterloo

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Kelly Maureen Regan (née Smith) (born February 4, 1961) is a Canadian politician, who has represented the electoral district of Bedford-Birch Cove in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly since 2009 as a member of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party.


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Early life and education

A native of Kitchener, Ontario, Regan graduated with a B.A. (Hons) from the University of Waterloo in 1984. Regan moved to Nova Scotia in 1984 where she began working at CFDR-AM as a reporter covering municipal politics. Her journalism career continued as news director at ATV / ASN for seven years where she won two awards for health documentaries. This was followed by various media and public relations projects.

Regan has been active in many community organizations, serving as a library volunteer at Sunnyside Schools, a member of the organizing committee of the annual Bedford volunteer awards, as executive member of Ridgevale Homeowners’ Association, and as an elder of Bedford United Church. She also serves as a judge for the Atlantic Journalism Awards. She is also a founding member of the Nova Scotia chapter of Equal Voice, a multi-partisan group dedicated to increasing the number of women elected in Canada.

Political career

In 2009 Regan successfully ran for the Nova Scotia Liberal Party nomination in the riding of Bedford-Birch Cove. She was elected in the 2009 provincial election, defeating Progressive Conservative cabinet minister Len Goucher. The riding was renamed Bedford in 2012 and she was re-elected in this riding in the 2013 provincial election.

On October 22, 2013, Regan was appointed to the Executive Council of Nova Scotia to serve as Minister of Labour and Advanced Education and Minister responsible for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women Act. On July 24, 2015, Regan was given an additional role in cabinet as minister responsible for youth.

On June 15, 2017, premier Stephen McNeil shuffled his cabinet, moving Regan to Minister of Community Services, while keeping her as Minister responsible for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women Act.

Personal life

Regan married her husband Geoff, who is the Member of Parliament for Halifax West and currently is the Speaker of the House of Commons; in December 1993, and has three children, Caitlin, Nicole, and Harrison. She resides in Bedford.

She is the granddaughter in law of John Harrison, daughter in law of Gerald Regan and sister in law of the longest host of CTV News at 5 (previously Live at 5) Nancy Regan and actress Laura Regan, of FOX's Minority Report.


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