Charlie Angus

Charlie Angus

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Charles Joseph Angus MP (born November 14, 1962) is a Canadian writer, broadcaster, musician, and politician. Angus entered electoral politics in 2004 as the successful New Democratic Party candidate in the Ontario riding of Timmins—James Bay. He was the NDP parliamentary critic for Canadian Heritage from 2004 to 2007, and was additionally critic for Agriculture from 2004 to 2006. In 2007 he became the critic for Public Works and Treasury Board, as well as the NDP spokesman for digital issues such as copyright and internet neutrality.

Life and career

Angus was born in Timmins, Ontario. He began his career as community activist in Toronto. He was also a musician in the punk rock band L'Étranger with Andrew Cash, and later in the more folk-oriented Grievous Angels. He and his wife also ran a homeless shelter in the city.

In 1990, he moved to Cobalt with his family. Grievous Angels continued as a band, and quickly became a cultural institution in Northern Ontario. In 1995, Angus and his wife Brit Griffin also launched HighGrader, a magazine devoted to Northern Ontario life and culture. He has also authored a number of books, notably on regional history, and made a name for himself as an activist in the controversy around shipping Toronto's garbage to Adams Mine, a plan to which...
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