Seamus O’Regan

St. John’s South–Mount Pearl

Liberal

Seamus O’Regan is the Liberal Member of Parliament for the riding of St. John’s South–Mount Pearl. He was elected to the House of Commons in 2015. In 2017, he was appointed Minister of Veteran Affairs and Associated Minister of National Defence.

O’Regan spent almost a decade as the host of Canada AM on CTV where he developed a deep appreciation for the country’s strengths and its unique place in the world. As a journalist, he traveled the globe, from Antarctica to Afghanistan, interviewing leaders and newsmakers about the most critical issues of the day.

Earlier in his career, he worked as senior policy advisor and speechwriter to former Newfoundland and Labrador premier Brian Tobin. He also worked as executive assistant to former provincial Justice Minister Ed Roberts, and as an assistant to Jean Charest when he was federal Environment Minister.

O’Regan holds a Master of Philosophy Degree from the University of Cambridge. He studied politics at St. Francis Xavier University and University College, Dublin, and business studies at INSEAD in Paris.

O’Regan was a National Ambassador for Bell’s Let’s Talk campaign, working diligently to remove the stigma surrounding mental health issues. He also serves on the Boards of Katimavik, Canada’s leading youth service-­learning programme, and The Rooms, which houses the provincial art gallery, museum, and archives of Newfoundland and Labrador. He also sits on the board of directors for fellow Newfoundlander Allan Hawco’s theatre company, The Company Theatre, located in Toronto.

Shortly after the 2015 elected O’Regan entered a treatment centre for alcohol abuse. He completed a 40 day program and is now sober.

O’Regan married his long­time partner, Steve Doussis, in 2010.

 


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