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Floyd Laughren (born October 3, 1935 in Shawville, Quebec) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He sat in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1971 to 1998 as a member of the Ontario New Democratic Party, and served as Finance Minister and Deputy Premier in the government of Bob Rae. October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Shawville is a village in the Pontiac Regional County Municipality in western Quebec, approximately 75 km west of Gatineau. ... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Official languages French Capital Quebec City Largest city Montréal Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 75 24 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 2nd 1,542,056 km² 1,183,128 km² 176... A politician is an individual involved in politics to the extent of holding or running for public office. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English Flower White trillium Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked 4th 1... The Ontario Legislature Building at Queens Park The Legislative Assembly of Ontario, is the legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The Ontario New Democratic Party (formerly known as the Ontario Cooperative Commonwealth Federation) is a social democratic political party in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ministry of Finance is responsible for managing the fiscal, financial and related regulatory affairs of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Dalton McGuinty The Premier of Ontario is the first minister for the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Robert Keith (Bob) Rae, PC , OC, O.Ont , QC , LL.B , LL.D (born August 2, 1948, in Ottawa, Ontario) was the 21st Premier of Ontario, and the first leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party (NDP) to serve in that capacity. ...


Laughren's childhood was far removed from the corridors of financial power. His hometown of Shawville was low-income and culturally isolated, rigidly anglophone and Protestant working-class in a francophone region. Laughren's father, a farm labourer, was said to have been illiterate. An anglophone is someone who speaks English natively or by adoption. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... Francophone means French-speaking. ...


Laughren was educated at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute and York University. Before entering politics, he taught Economics at Cambrian College in Sudbury. Photo of Ryersons Quad and Kerr Hall in downtown Toronto Ryerson University is located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... York University (YorkU) is a large comprehensive university, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Cambrian College is a College of Applied Arts and Technology in Greater Sudbury, Ontario. ... Greater Sudbury (2001 census population 155,219) is a city in Northern Ontario. ...


Laughren was first elected to the Ontario legislature in the provincial election of 1971, defeating Progressive Conservative incumbent Gaston Demers by just under 2,000 votes in the Sudbury-area riding of Nickel Belt. He was re-elected without difficulty in the elections of 1975, 1977, 1981, 1985, 1987 and 1990. The Ontario general election of 1971 was held to elect the 117 members of the Legislative Assembly (Members of Provincial Parliament, or MPPs) of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ... Gaston Demers (1936-February 7, 2004) was a Canadian politician, who represented the electoral district of Nickel Belt in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1963 to 1971. ... Nickel Belt is an informal nickname for the Sudbury region in Northern Ontario, because of the belt of nickel ore deposits found in the area. ... The Ontario general election of 1975 was held to elect the 125 members of the Legislative Assembly (Members of Provincial Parliament, or MPPs) of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario general election of 1977 was held to elect the 125 members of the Legislative Assembly (Members of Provincial Parliament, or MPPs) of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ... William Daviss Progressive Conservatives finally won a majority government after winning only minorities in the 1975 and 1977 elections. ... David Petersons Liberals, with support from Bob Raes New Democrats, form a minority government despite having fewer seats than Frank Millers Progressive Conservatives. ... David Petersons Liberals were returned to power with a large majority. ... As a result of serious scandals, David Petersons Liberal government was defeated by a large protest vote. ...


Laughren was from left-wing of the party, and supported Richard Johnston for the party's leadership in 1982. He was not initially an ally of Bob Rae, and was also a frequent rival of fellow Northern Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) Bud Wildman for key shadow cabinet postings. Richard Frank Johnston (born August 8, 1946) is a retired Canadian politician, educator and administrator. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Robert Keith (Bob) Rae, PC , OC, O.Ont , QC , LL.B , LL.D (born August 2, 1948, in Ottawa, Ontario) was the 21st Premier of Ontario, and the first leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party (NDP) to serve in that capacity. ... Northern Ontario is the part of the province of Ontario, Canada, which lies north of Lake Huron, Georgian Bay, the French River and Lake Nipissing. ... A Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) is an elected member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ... Charles Bud Wildman (born 1952) is a Canadian politician. ... The Shadow Cabinet (also called the Shadow Front Bench) is a senior group of opposition spokespeople in the Westminster system of government who together under the leadership of the Leader of the Opposition (or the leader of other smaller opposition parties) form an alternative cabinet to the governments, whose...


According to journalist Thomas Walkom, Laughren was planning to retire from politics before the 1990 campaign, and only ran again because the election was called before he could coordinate his departure. The NDP unexpectedly won a majority government, and Laughren was sworn in as Finance Minister and Deputy Premier on October 1, 1990. Thomas Walkom is a frequent columnist for the Toronto Star. ... This article is about the year. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ...


As Finance Minister, Laughren was frequently criticized for presiding over a series of budget deficits (his 1991 budget proclaimed a deficit of almost ten billion dollars) without significant job creation. Laughren's defenders have noted that much of North America was mired in a significant recession during this period, and that the outgoing Liberal government of David Peterson significantly under-estimated expenditure costs in 1990. It has also been noted that Laughren's budgets after 1991 were generally focused on deficit-cutting measures. 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a center-right provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... The Honourable David Robert Peterson, PC , LL.B , BA (born December 28, 1943 in Toronto, Ontario) was the twentieth Premier of the Province of Ontario, Canada, from June 26, 1985 to October 1, 1990. ...


Despite his previous reputation for being on the left-wing of the party, Laughren emerged as a proponent of austerity measures and generally centrist policies during his time in government. He also became known as Bob Rae's closest ally in cabinet, notwithstanding their previous differences. Along with Rae, he supported the party's withdrawal from an earlier pledge to introduce public automobile insurance in the province in 1991. He also approved the introduction of casinos to the province, and was a leading proponent of the Social Contract in 1993. 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey. ... The Social Contract was a term used by the provincial New Democratic Party government of Bob Rae in 1990s Ontario to describe attempts to impose austerity measures on the labour movement. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...


As the province's first socialist Finance Minister, Laughren was nicknamed "Pink Floyd" by the right-wing Sun Media tabloid newspapers. When Liberal Robert Nixon retired from the legislature in 1992, Laughren became its longest-serving member. Pink Floyd are an English band noted for progressive rock music, philosophical lyrics, classical rock compositions, sonic experimentation, innovative cover art and elaborate live shows. ... Sun Media Corporation is the owner of several widely read Canadian tabloid newspapers. ... Newspaper sizes in August 2005. ... Robert Fletcher Nixon (born July 17, 1928 in St. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


The NDP government was defeated in the 1995 provincial election, although Laughren was able to retain Nickel Belt with a somewhat reduced majority. In 1996, he was the only New Democratic MPP from northern Ontario to support Frances Lankin's unsuccessful bid to replace Rae as party leader. The Ontario general election of 1995 was held on June 8, 1995, to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of the province of Ontario, Canada. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Frances Lankin Frances Lankin is a Canadian administrator, and a former politician and trade unionist. ...


He retired in 1998, accepting an appointment from the Progressive Conservative government of Mike Harris to chair the Ontario Energy Board. In the byelection that followed Laughren's departure from the legislature, Blain Morin retained Nickel Belt for the NDP. The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ... Michael Deane Harris (born January 23, 1945, in Toronto, Ontario) was the twenty-second Premier of Ontario from June 26, 1995 to April 15, 2002. ... The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) is a Crown corporation responsible for regulating natural gas and electricity utilities in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... A by-election or bye-election is a special election held to fill a political office when the incumbent has died or resigned. ... Blain Morin was a Canadian politician, who represented the Sudbury, Ontario riding of Nickel Belt from 1998 to 1999 in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. ...


Laughren now sits on the Board of Governors for Laurentian University. In 2001, he received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from that institution. Laurentian University (Université Laurentienne), founded in 1960, is a mid-sized bilingual university in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, approximately 350 km north of Toronto. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Doctor of Laws (Latin: Legum Doctor, LL.D) is a doctorate-level academic degree in law. ...

Provincial Government of Bob Rae
Cabinet Posts (3)
Predecessor Office Successor
Ministry Created Minister of Finance
(19931995)
Ernie Eves
Robert Nixon Minister of Economics and Treasurer
(19901993)
Ministry Abolished
Robert Nixon Deputy Premier of Ontario
(19901995)
Ernie Eves

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Floyd Laughren From Sterwiki Floyd Laughren (born October 3, 1935 in Shawville, Quebec) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada.
Laughren was generally seen as being on the left-wing of the party, and was not initially an ally of Bob Rae following the latter's selection as party leader in 1982.
Laughren's defenders have noted that much of North America was mired in a significant recession during this period, and that the outgoing Liberal government of David Peterson significantly under-estimated expenditure costs in 1990.
Floyd Laughren: ZoomInfo Business People Information (823 words)
Floyd Laughren is one of the "players" who steered the community from a one-industry town dependent on mining into a diversified regional capital and centre for post-secondary education and health care in northeastern Ontario.
Laughren has served Greater Sudbury as an educator, a politician at Queen's Park for 27 years, a champion at times of unpopular causes, such as occupational health and safety, and as a community leader.
Laughren was asked in 1998 to chair the Ontario Energy Board, the Crown corporation responsible for regulating natural gas and electricity utilities in Ontario.
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