Kelly Regan

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The Honourable
Kelly Regan
MLA for Bedford
In office
June 9, 2009 – present
Preceded by New Riding
Minister of Labour and Advanced Education
In office
October 22, 2013 – present
Preceded by Marilyn More
Minister responsible for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women Act
In office
October 22, 2013 – present
Preceded by Marilyn More
Chief Opposition Whip
In office
January 12, 2012 – October 22, 2013
Liberal Caucus Chair
In office
March 17, 2010 – January 12, 2012
Personal details
Born Kelly Smith
(1961-02-04) February 4, 1961 (age 54)
Chatham, Ontario
Political party Nova Scotia Liberal Party
Spouse(s) Geoff Regan
Children Caitlin, Nicole, and Harrison
Residence Bedford, Nova Scotia
Alma mater University of Waterloo
Profession Journalist
Religion United Church of Canada
Website Official website

Kelly 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.

Early life and education[edit]

A native of Kitchener, Ontario, Regan graduated with a B.A. (Hons) from the University of Waterloo. 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[edit]

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. 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.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Regan married her husband Geoff on December 3,1993 and has three children, Caitlin, Nicole, and Harrison. She resides in Bedford.


  1. ^ "Premier Stephen McNeil welcomes 16-member cabinet". CBC. 22 October 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-22. 

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