Floyd Laughren

Former Finance Minister/ Deputy Premier and Chair of the Ontario Energy Board

Floyd Laughren has been a retailer, teacher, politician, economic regulator and a volunteer. Following a 27 year career in Ontario politics he was appointed Chair of the Ontario Energy Board in 1998, a position from which he retired in 2003. Prior to entering politics he taught Economics at Cambrian College in Sudbury. As a part of the Rae government he served as Deputy Premier, Minister of Finance, and Chair of the Policy and Priorities Board of Cabinet. Mr Laughren is a graduate of Ryerson and York Universities and has an Honourary Doctorate from Laurentian University in Sudbury.

He has been an active volunteer since his retirement and currently is the Past-Chair of the Board of Governors of Laurentian University, Chair of the Sudbury Credit Union, and Past Chair of the Sudbury United Way/Centraide Campaign. Currently he is the chair-elect of the Health Sciences North Board of Directors and recently he was awarded the Order of Ontario.