The Honorable Seamus O'Regan Minister of Veterans Affairs & Associate Minister of National Defence

Seamus O’Regan is the Member of Parliament for St. John’s SouthMount Pearl. He is best known to Canadians for his ten years as co-host of CTV’s Canada AM.

From St. John’s, Newfoundland, Seamus was raised in Goose Bay, Labrador. He studied politics at St. Francis Xavier University and University College Dublin, and marketing strategies at INSEAD, near Paris. He received his Master of Philosophy degree from the University of Cambridge, England. 

In the Government of Newfoundland & Labrador, he was Executive Assistant to the Minister of Justice, and, later, Senior Policy Advisor to the Premier.

In 2013, Seamus was named Distinguished Media Innovator at Ryerson University. He also served as Executive Vice President, Communications, at The Stronach Group of Companies.

He is proud to have been named Ambassador for @Bell_LetsTalk, working to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness.

Seamus has served on the Boards of @WWFCanada, @Katimavik, @CWJ-JCM, @CompanyTheatre, @SmilingLandFDN, and @TheRooms_NL, where he co-chaired, with General Rick Hillier, the campaign to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Newfoundland Regiment’s Battle at Beaumont Hamel. 

Keynote and Featured Speakers

The Honorable Seamus O'Regan

Minister of Veterans Affairs & Associate Minister of National Defence

Major-General W.D. Eyre

Deputy Commander, Military Personnel Command

Lieutenant-General (ret) The Honorable Roméo Dallaire

Founder, The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative

Air Commodore Rich Withnall

Medical Director, UK Defence Medical Services

Warrant Officer (WO) Mark Jones

Joint Counter Explosive Threat Task Force

Dr. Mark A. Williamson

Director General of Defence Research and Development Canada’s Centre for Security Science

Dr. Christian Kastrup

Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia and 2016 Banting Award Winner

John W. Boerstler

Executive Director, NextOp and a Marshall Fellow