Gerald Regan

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Gerald Regan

19th Premier of Nova Scotia
In office
October 28, 1970 – October 5, 1978
MonarchElizabeth II
Lieutenant GovernorVictor de Bedia Oland
Clarence Gosse
Preceded byG. I. Smith
Succeeded byJohn Buchanan
MLA for Halifax Needham
In office
May 30, 1967 – February 18, 1980
Preceded byNew Riding
Succeeded byEdmund L. Morris
MP for Halifax
In office
April 8, 1963 – November 8, 1965
Serving with Robert McCleave
Preceded byEdmund Morris
Succeeded byMichael Forrestall
In office
February 18, 1980 – September 4, 1984
Preceded byGeorge Cooper
Succeeded byStewart McInnes
Personal details
Born
Gerald Augustine Paul Regan[1]

(1928-02-13)February 13, 1928
Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada
DiedNovember 26, 2019(2019-11-26) (aged 91)
Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Anita Carole Thomas Harrison[2]
OccupationLawyer

Gerald Augustine Paul Regan PC QC (February 13, 1928 – November 26, 2019) was a Canadian politician. He served as the 19th Premier of Nova Scotia from 1970 to 1978.[4]

Acquitted sex crimes[change | change source]

On October 27, 1993, CBC News revealed that the RCMP were investigating Regan for sexual misconduct. In March 1995 and May 1995 he was charged with a total of nineteen counts of sexual offences.[5][6] Regan faced trial on eight charges including rape and attempted rape, for crimes committed in 1956 and 1969 against victims aged 14 and 18 at the time.[7][8]

On December 18, 1998, he was acquitted on all eight charges by a jury.[9]

Death[change | change source]

Regan died on November 26, 2019 in Bedford, Nova Scotia at the age of 91.[10]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ottawa Citizen - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  2. Batten, D.; O'Handley, K. Canadian Parliamentary Guide: Parlementaire Canadien. Gale. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  3. Kimber, S. (1999). Not Guilty: The Surprising Trial of Gerald Regan. Stoddart. ISBN 9780773731929. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  4. Kimber, Stephen (April 25, 2002). "GERALD REGAN CASE UPDATE". The Coast. Retrieved November 3, 2011.
  5. Kevin Cox (March 16, 1995). "Regan seeks inquiry over charges". Globe and Mail. p. A1.
  6. Kevin Cox (May 31, 1995). "More sex charges filed against Regan". Globe and Mail. p. A3.
  7. Kevin Cox (November 4, 1998). "Jury selection in Regan trial set to start". Globe and Mail. p. A8.
  8. Kevin Cox (November 24, 1998). "Regan accuser insists attack real". Globe and Mail. p. A3.
  9. John DeMont (December 28, 1998). "Regan acquitted". Retrieved June 5, 2017.
  10. Former Nova Scotia premier Gerald Regan dead at 91