Joy Langan

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Joy Langan
MP for Mission—Coquitlam
In office
Preceded by Seat Created
Succeeded by Daphne Jennings
Personal details
Born (1943-01-23)23 January 1943
Rossland, British Columbia
Died 30 July 2009(2009-07-30) (aged 66)
Port Moody, British Columbia
Political party New Democratic Party
Occupation journalist, printer, activist

Joy Langan (23 January 1943 – 30 July 2009)[1][2] was a member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1988 to 1993. Her background was in journalism, writing and social activism.

She was elected in the 1988 federal election, representing the Mission—Coquitlam electoral district for the New Democratic Party. She served in the 34th Canadian Parliament but lost to Daphne Jennings of the Reform Party in the 1993 federal election. She also campaigned unsuccessfully in the 1997 federal election in the Port Moody—Coquitlam riding.


Langan was diagnosed with breast cancer[when?] and died after a battle with the disease in Port Moody, British Columbia on 30 July 2009, aged 66.[3]


  1. ^ Sinoski, Kelly (19 August 2009). "Langan fought for women's rights; Writer, feminist, politician and organizer remembered as tenacious battler". Vancouver Sun. p. A3. 
  2. ^ Statement by New Democrat Leader Jack Layton on the death of former NDP MP Joy Langan Archived 2 August 2009 at the Wayback Machine.. 31 July 2009.
  3. ^ Shanahan, Noreen (17 August 2009). "Activist liked to say she had a PhD in being a working woman". The Globe and Mail. p. S10. 

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