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Everyone’s an East Coaster for one night at Speaker Regan’s Kingsmere kitchen party

By Rachel Aiello      

It was a busy week for parties overall, doubly so for the Parliamentarians that went to both the parties for media and their own 'in-camera' versions of parties that were kept on the down-low to escape those pesky journalists.

About 300 attendees made the trek out to Speaker of the House of Commons Geoff Regan's official residence, the Kingsmere Farm in Gatineau, Que., or a night of East Coast hospitality, including CTV Mercedes Stephenson and Chief Government Whip Andrew Leslie. The Hill Times Photo by Rachel Aiello

KINGSMERE, QUE—Spirits were high and the scotch was flowing Wednesday night at House Speaker Geoff Regan’s "kitchen party" at the Speaker's historic Kingsmere Farm residence tucked into the Gatineau hills. It’s an annual tradition for the House Speaker to host MPs, Senators, and the Hill media at his Kingsmere residence, and this year Mr. Regan, a native Nova Scotian who represents Halifax West, and his wife Kelly Regan, Nova Scotia's minister of labour and advanced education, put their East Coast spin on things.

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