He was one of six children raised in the home of a provincial premier. Cabinet ministers and prime ministers were often at the dinner table. But politics never captivated the imaginations of those five children. None of them grew up wanting to be just like dad. Especially one that had a speech problem and seemed more interested in hockey than anything else. He went to law school, became a lawyer and even then politics never crossed his mind. But then at the age of 33 someone suggested that maybe he might like it. He always liked people. He helped out people whenever he could. His colleagues at the law office always cautioned him that he needed to leave his work at the office but he found it difficult to do that. The more he thought about the idea of entering politics, the more he liked it. Now 22 years after he was first elected he was elected again, by his peers, as Speaker of the House of Commons.
CPAC’s Jacqueline Milczarek gets the Liberal MP for Halifax West and the Speaker of the House of Commons Geoff Regan to talk about his own personal story.