Joy LANGAN

LANGAN, Joy

Personal Data

Party
New Democratic Party
Constituency
Mission--Coquitlam (British Columbia)
Birth Date
January 23, 1943
Deceased Date
July 30, 2009
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joy_Langan
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=f589a667-2e1e-4106-aa66-50b7ee358ea8&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
composer, copywriter, director, journalist

Parliamentary Career

November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
NDP
  Mission--Coquitlam (British Columbia)
  • Deputy Whip of the N.D.P. (January 22, 1990 - January 1, 1994)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 106 of 110)


May 3, 1989

Ms. Langan:

Mr. Speaker, I have three very brief questions, having listened to the Minister. He stated that it is easy to borrow from future generations because they have no vote. My question is this: would he not agree that it is also easy to steal from today's children because they have no vote?

In the Minister's speech there was no direct reference relating to the banks of Canada. How are Canada's banks paying down their proportionate share of the deficit? Is it through appropriate and fair taxation?

Finally, will the Minister please assure Canadian children and Canadian families that there will be no sales tax on family counselling for troubled families?

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   THE BUDGET
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May 3, 1989

Ms. Joy Langan (Mission-Coquitlam):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to bring to the attention of the Minister of Finance (Mr. Wilson) and this House the blatant unfairness of the income tax provisions and lack of child care provisions in this Budget for a single working mother in my riding of Mission-Coquitlam.

This woman who earns $1,400 per month has expenses in excess of $2,100 per month. She currently receives the family allowance of $65 a month and child support of $400 a month, yet she is $200 short at the end of the month. Her largest single expenditure is $850 per month for the care of her children while she is at work.

How is it that the Government claims that its tax and child care provisions are fair, yet this woman and thousands like her are being penalized by the unfairness of the Income Ihx Act and by child care being put on hold? She is not looking for charity. She is demanding fairness.

I call upon the Government to act immediately to redress this unfairness. I also call upon the Government to put real fairness in the tax system and acknowledge that working people of the country are being driven into debt by its taxation and child care policies.

Topic:   STATEMENTS PURSUANT TO S. O. 31
Subtopic:   THE BUDGET
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May 1, 1989

Ms. Joy Langan (Mission -Coquitlam):

Mr. Speaker, the Government's campaign to sell its Budget is entitled "Of consuming interest". What is really of consuming interest to Canadians is the cost to us of the current multi-media blitz the Government has launched to sell its tax grab Budget.

Canadians are interested in knowing that the creative and media buy agencies, the radio ads, the TV ads, the print ads and assorted brochures and bumf will cost Canadian families a grand total of about $2.7 million. There can be little doubt that Canadian families would be much happier to see 2,600 new child care spaces created for the children of working families who so desperately need child care. That $2.7 million would have paid for close to 3,000 child care spaces.

Glossy ads are a poor substitute for action by the Government. It has once again demonstrated it is more concerned with image than with the very real problems facing Canadian children.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   COST OF ADVERTIZING
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April 28, 1989

Ms. Langan:

Why has this Government broken its promise and abandoned its commitment to Canadian families and to the two million children in Canada who desperately need child care?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CHILD CARE
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April 28, 1989

Ms. Joy Langan (Mission-Coquitlam):

Mr. Speaker, my supplementary is to the Hon. Minister of Finance. The Minister of National Health and Welfare has had his precious submarines sunk, and I think now the Minister of Finance is torpedoing child care in this country. Is it not a fact that with the tax breaks in this Budget the only child care commitment is to those who can afford it in this country, and those children whose families cannot afford it are left on their own to fend for themselves?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT POSITION
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