The Honourable Geoff Regan became the first Nova Scotian Speaker of the House of Commons in almost a century (the Honourable Edgar Nelson Rhodes from Amherst had served as Speaker from 1917 to 1922). He also became the chief administrative officer of the House and oversaw all financial and administrative matters concerning the operations of the House of Commons and its 1,500 employees. (Photo: Honourable Geoff Regan. Office of the Honourable Geoff Regan.)