About Charlie

Charlie at retired mine in Cobalt, Ontario

First elected in 2004, Charlie Angus is the five-term Member of Parliament for Timmins-James Bay. Charlie served as NDP National Caucus Chair from 2016 - 2017. In 2018 he was appointed NDP Ethics Critic and NDP Critic for Indigenous Youth.

In 2011, CTV Power Play voted Charlie one of the top three MPs of the year along with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the late NDP Leader Jack Layton.

Charlie has been voted Top Constituency MP in Canada and consistently voted among the most effective opposition MPs in the House of Commons.

In the 1980s Charlie and his wife Brit Griffin opened and ran a Catholic Worker House for the homeless in downtown Toronto. Before running for politics, Charlie also worked as a musician, journalist, chimney sweep, carpenter, First Nation negotiator and dishwasher.

Charlie has been married for 30 years and has three daughters.