Charlie Angus has been the Member of Parliament for Timmins-James Bay since 2004. He is the national caucus chair for the New Democratic Party.
In 2011, CTV Power Play voted Angus one of the TOP THREE MPs of the year along with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the late Jack Layton.
He has been voted Top Constituency MP in Canada and consistently voted among the most effective opposition MPs in the House of Commons.
He has been active on many social issues including the fight for equal rights for First Nation children and a national palliative care strategy.
He is the author of seven published books including the award-winning book Children of the Broken Treaty.
He is the lead singer for the Canadian band Grievous Angels. They have been nominated for two Juno nominations and released their seventh album The Great Divide in 2013. Prior to the Angels, Charlie was the founding member of the legendary Toronto punk band L’étranger along with singer Andrew Cash.
From 1995-2004 Angus and his wife Brit Griffin published HighGrader Magazine, a cultural and political journal of the north.
In the 1980s Angus and Griffin ran a Catholic Worker House for the homeless in Toronto.
Angus has worked as a journalist, chimney sweep, carpenter, First Nation negotiator and dishwasher.
Angus has been married for 30 years and has three daughters.