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Charlie Angus

Current Member of The House of Commons - Timmins--James Bay, Ontario

Date of Birth (yyyy-mm-dd):  1962-11-14

Place of Birth:  Timmins, Ontario, Canada

Profession | Occupation:  broadcaster, editor, musician, author, singer, journalist, negotiator

Contact Information

Language Preference:  English

Parliamentary Address

House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6
  Phone: 613-992-2919
  Fax: 613-995-0747
  Email: Charlie.Angus@parl.gc.ca

Constituency Address

30 Second Street, Suite 201, P.O. Box 276
Kirkland Lake, Ontario
P2N 3H7
  Phone: 705-567-2747
  Fax: 705-567-5232
  Email: Angus.C@parl.gc.ca


60 Wilson Avenue, Suite 202
Timmins, Ontario
P4N 2S7
  Phone: 705-268-6464
  Fax: 705-268-6460
  Email: Angus.C@parl.gc.ca


Federal Political Experience

Years of Service: 5,223 days (14 years, 3 months, 19 days)

House of Commons

Constituency Political Affiliation at Election Date of Election Result
Timmins--James Bay New Democratic Party 2008-10-14 Elected
Timmins--James Bay New Democratic Party 2006-01-23 Elected
Timmins--James Bay New Democratic Party 2004-06-28 Elected
Timmins--James Bay New Democratic Party 2015-10-19 Elected
Timmins--James Bay New Democratic Party 2011-05-02 Elected

Parliamentary Group

Party Term
New Democratic Party 2004-06-28 -  

Offices and Roles as a Parliamentarian

Caucus Chair
Portfolio Term
N.D.P. Caucus Chair 2016-01-19 - 2016-11-22
Critic
Department Portfolio Term
Industry Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario 2018-01-31 -  
Canadian Heritage Cultural Industries 2008-11-17 - 2011-05-01
Economic Development Rural Development 2004-10-01 - 2005-01-30
Agriculture and Agri-Food Agriculture and Agri-Food 2004-07-22 - 2006-01-22
Prime Minister of Canada Electoral Reform 2007-09-27 - 2008-10-13
Canadian Heritage Digital Issues 2008-11-17 - 2012-04-18
Canadian Heritage Heritage 2008-11-17 - 2011-05-01
Industry Copyright 2011-05-26 - 2012-04-18
Privy Council Office Democratic Reform 2007-09-27 - 2008-10-13
Indian Affairs and Northern Development Indigenous and Northern Affairs 2015-11-12 - 2018-01-31
Indian Affairs and Northern Development Indigenous Youth 2018-01-31 -  
Citizenship and Immigration Citizenship and Immigration 2008-11-17 - 2011-05-01
Public Works and Government Services Public Works and Government Services 2007-09-27 - 2008-10-13
Treasury Board Treasury Board 2007-09-27 - 2008-10-13
Treasury Board Privacy 2011-05-26 - 2011-10-02
Treasury Board Access to Information 2011-05-26 - 2013-08-12
Treasury Board Ethics 2011-05-26 - 2015-10-18
Treasury Board Ethics 2018-01-31 -  
Justice Justice 2011-05-26 - 2011-10-02
Justice Privacy 2011-10-28 - 2013-08-12
Committees - House of Commons

Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

Committee Role Term
Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates Co-Chair 39th Parliament, 2nd Session
(2007-10-16 - 2008-09-07)
Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates Vice-Chair 39th Parliament, 2nd Session
(2007-10-16 - 2008-09-07)
Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage Vice-Chair 41st Parliament, 1st Session
(2011-06-02 - 2013-09-13)
Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs Vice-Chair 42nd Parliament, 1st Session
(2015-12-03 -  )
Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage Member 38th Parliament, 1st Session
(2004-10-04 - 2005-11-29)
Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food Member 38th Parliament, 1st Session
(2004-10-04 - 2005-11-29)
Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament Member 38th Parliament, 1st Session
(2004-10-04 - 2005-11-29)
Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage Member 39th Parliament, 1st Session
(2006-04-03 - 2007-09-14)
Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage Member 40th Parliament, 2nd Session
(2009-01-26 - 2009-12-30)
Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage Member 40th Parliament, 3rd Session
(2010-03-03 - 2011-03-26)
Legislative Committee on Bill C-32 An Act to amend the Copyright Act Member 40th Parliament, 3rd Session
(2010-03-03 - 2011-03-26)
Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics Member 41st Parliament, 1st Session
(2011-06-02 - 2013-09-13)
Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage Member 41st Parliament, 1st Session
(2011-06-02 - 2013-09-13)
Legislative Committee on Bill C-11 An Act to amend the Copyright Act Member 41st Parliament, 1st Session
(2011-06-02 - 2013-09-13)
Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics Member 41st Parliament, 2nd Session
(2013-10-16 - 2015-08-02)
Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs Member 42nd Parliament, 1st Session
(2015-12-03 -  )
Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Legislative Committee on Bill C-20 An Act to provide for consultations with electors on their preferences for appointments to the Senate Member 39th Parliament, 2nd Session
(2007-10-16 - 2008-09-07)
Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics Vice-Chair 42nd Parliament, 1st Session
(2018-01-30 -  )
Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics Member 42nd Parliament, 1st Session
(2018-01-29 -  )
Committees - Joint

Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

Committee Role Term
Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament Member 38th Parliament, 1st Session
(2004-10-04 - 2005-11-29)

Municipal Political Experience

Municipality Local Government Function Mandate
Timmins's Catholic School Board School Board School Trustee 2000 - 2004-04

Selected Publications

The following is a select bibliography, representing key titles or contributions from the parliamentarian’s collection of published works. To learn more about this parliamentarian’s written works please consult a library near you.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the following information. Should you find any errors please contact us via e-mail at: parlinfo@parl.gc.ca.

Rolling the loaded dice [Cobalt]. HighGrader Magazine. 6:39 Sept./Oct. 2000

View from the Medicine Line. HighGrader Magazine. 9:39 Summer 2003

I came too late for sixties magic (the seventies). Compass : A Jesuit Journal. 15:23 Mar./Apr. 1997

People may not want them, but casinos are coming anyway. Catholic New Times. 22:8 Feb. 22, 1998

How safe? What did waste giant BFI find that made it run from the Adams Mine?. HighGrader Magazine. 6:15 Summer 2000

What part of no … ? Attempt to ship PCB waste to Kirkland Lake causes international incident. HighGrader Magazine. 6:5 May/June 2000

Tory dump play: is Adam Mine back on the Tory agenda?. HighGrader Magazine. 9:12 Mar./Apr. 2003

Cage call: life and death in the hard rock minning belt / Charles Angus; photographs by Louie Palu. Portland, Oregon: Photolucida; 64 p. 2007

The smallest big city in the world: Kirkland Lake, urban images in the rural north. HighGrader Magazine. 8:33 Jan./Feb. 2002

Firestorm: fighting forest fires in Northern Ontario. HighGrader Magazine. 2:20 Summer 1996

Mining for fish: fish farming in Atikokan. HighGrader Magazine. 6:5 Nov./Dec. 2000

Attawapiskat plea is finally heard. Update. 37 (5):1,6 Jan. 27, 2010

Revenge of the green Tories: Northern prospectors take another whack [378 Living Legacy park]. HighGrader Magazine. 8:9 Spring 2002

Dumping eco-protection [Adams Mine]. This Magazine. 34:9 Nov./Dec. 2000

Pushing back: northern residents fight big city dump plans [Adams Mine, Temiskaming]. HighGrader Magazine. 6:20 Summer 2000

Boxed in: Sudbury goes after big box shopping. HighGrader Magazine. 4:3 July/Aug. 1998

Living these 'olden days' to the full. Catholic New Times. 20:20 Oct. 6, 1996

A modest proposal [Proposal for zero tolerance applied to corporate crimes]. HighGrader Magazine. 6:39 Jan./Feb. 2000

From Wackenhut to Walkerton: Ontario's plans to privatize prisons. Briar Patch. 29:10 Nov. 2000

The Red Cross car. Marion Campsall: pioneering health in the North. HighGrader Magazine. 8:17 Dec. 25, 2002

How David Copperfield out-ranked Big Bird. Catholic New Times. 16:8 Nov. 22, 1992

Super-jail blues: future of native treatment up in air with closing of Burch Correctional. HighGrader Magazine. 5:15 Mar./Apr. 1999

George Wallace in Lotus Land. HighGrader Magazine. 8:39 Summer 2002

The man who would be king … Kirkland: Robert Bromley and the high tech empire that never was [in Swastika, near Kirkland Lake]. HighGrader Magazine. 5:9 May/June 1999

Xmas in Canuckistan. HighGrader Magazine. 8:39 Dec. 25, 2002

Killing the Gospel. Catholic New Times. 27:20 Oct. 5, 2003

God is a trucker. Catholic New Times. 28:20 Feb. 8, 2004

The loneliness of the long distance runner. HighGrader Magazine. 8:31 Fall 2002

Planning for the future in Temagami. HighGrader Magazine. 2 (6):16 [Christmas 1996]

Wildcat (musical play). 1998

The Nigerian mail scam: confidence crime goes international with e-mail rackets. HighGrader Magazine. 8:20 Dec. 25, 2002

Paying the PCB piper: subsidized US company threatens to close Canuck plant unless border opened [Kirkland Lake]. HighGrader Magazine. 6:4 Mar./Apr. 2000

The money pit: Ontario dives into the murky waters of video gambling. HighGrader Magazine. 3:20 May/June 1997

The end of the world as we know it. HighGrader Magazine. 6:20 Nov./Dec. 2000

Saving Private Angus. HighGrader Magazine. 4:40 Nov./Dec. 1998

Les Costello: Canada's flying father. Ottawa: Novalis; 151 p. 2005

Barriere Lake: homeless crisis in Canada's hidden slums. HighGrader Magazine. 9:20 Mar./Apr. 2003

Reflections from a small town: Robert Mitchum we need you. HighGrader Magazine. 7:39 Nov./Dec. 2001

Getting flushed: N Ontario loses out in Riding Boundary Changes. HighGrader Magazine. 8:5 Fall 2002

Carved from the rock: stories from the union's past, collected by the Miners' History Project. Editors Susan Meurer and Charlie Angus. Toronto: Miners' History Project, United Steelworkers of America; 2 v. c1995/c1997

Freedom fighter: Jacques Roy's 35 year war for justice in Africa. HighGrader Magazine. 9:20 Summer 2003

Money from recycling: SMC Canada making friends in Cobalt. HighGrader Magazine. 7:8 Sept./Oct. 2001

The price of nickel: McMaster University releases cancer study of Ontario nickel workers. HighGrader Magazine. 2:10 May/June 1996

Remembering Danilo Dolci, an apostle to the poor. Catholic New Times. 22:20 Apr. 12, 1998

Lizzie's got the doe rae me. HighGrader Magazine. 7:39 Sept./Oct. 2001

Dial m for money: labour discontent behind big time charity campaigns. HighGrader Magazine. 4:20 Mar./Apr. 1998

Would the last family out of the north please turn out the lights?. HighGrader Magazine. 7:39 Mar./Apr. 2001

Strange fruit: Nashville's year of the lynching. HighGrader Magazine. 10:20 Winter 2004

Elmore Leonard, meet John of the Cross. Catholic New Times. 26:20 Jan. 6, 2002

The korporate klassroom: advertisers clamouring to get into the education biz. HighGrader Magazine. 4:9 Nov./Dec. 1998

Protecting the wrong assets (sex scandal in the Roman Catholic Church). Catholic New Times. 26:20 June 16, 2002

Pulling the trigger: is Harris forcing the Adams Mine issue?. HighGrader Magazine. 7:5 Mar./Apr. 2001

Downloading the beast: the changing pornographic landscape of northern Ontario. HighGrader Magazine. 3:20 Jan./Feb. 1997

Of blueberries, mining towns and surviving tough times. Catholic New Times. 20:18 Dec. 15, 1996

Live from Kandahar: it's Geraldo. HighGrader Magazine. 8:39 Jan./Feb. 2002

Monumental challenges: northern pioneer Clarence Brazier. HighGrader Magazine. 7:28 May/June 2001

Death of a parish. Catholic New Times. 26:20 Oct. 6, 2002

From Walkerton to Wackenhut: Tories privatization kick targets prisons. HighGrader Magazine. 6:5 Summer 2000

Real culture is plain work: the main reason we moved from the city was to give our kids something the city could never give. Catholic New Times. 15:3 Oct. 20, 1991

Yiddish no more: Eddie Duke remembers Kirkland Lake's Jewish community. HighGrader Magazine. 7:30 Jan./Feb. 2001

So long big Joe. HighGrader Magazine. 6:39 Mar./Apr. 2000

Confessions of a reluctant monarchist: reflections from a small town. HighGrader Magazine. 7:39 July/Aug 2001

Music speaks louder than words. Catholic New Times. 27:24 June 15, 2003

Turning the world upside down. Catholic New Times. 25:20 June 17, 2001

Reflections from a small town. HighGrader Magazine. p. 27 Dec. 2004

Lost in the woods: Ontario Prospectors' Assistance Program canned and Ontario prospectors now in political wilderness. HighGrader Magazine. 6:8 Jan./Feb. 2000

Smoke and speed. HighGrader Magazine. 9:39 Jan./Feb. 2003

Remembering a Canadian hero: memory of Frontier College pioneer honoured in Haileybury. HighGrader Magazine. 6:29 Summer 2000

Dude, where's my church?. Catholic New Times. 27:16 Nov. 30, 2003

Reflections from a small town. HighGrader Magazine. 2:40 Mar./Apr. 1996

Bad blood: toxic nightmare in Northwestern Ontario (Winston Lake mine). HighGrader Magazine. 2 (1):20 Jan./Feb. 1996

Adams Mine redux? The controversial mine site may yet be used for landfill. Looks like the battle isn't over after all. Seasons. 43:32 Winter 2004

AIDS stalks miners: HIV devastating Third World mining camps. HighGrader Magazine. 9:9 Jan./Feb. 2003

Children of the broken treaty : Canada's lost promise and one girl's dream. Regina: University of Regina Press; 342 2015

Life can't be reduced to simple answers. Catholic New Times. 20:16 Apr. 28, 1996

Would you like fries with your culture?. HighGrader Magazine. 5:39 Sept./Oct. 1999

Where there's smoke: Rural Metro comes calling. HighGrader Magazine. 3:4 Mar./Apr. 1997

Blind Willie's kids choir. Catholic New Times. 24:20 Dec. 17, 2000

The signal is getting fainter [The demise of regional radio]. HighGrader Magazine. 3:40 Sept./Oct. 1997

What you need to know about the MAI [Multilateral Agreement on Investments]. HighGrader Magazine. 3:10 Sept./Oct. 1997

Media joins the war effort. Catholic New Times. 27:20 Apr. 20, 2003

The children's crusade. Catholic New Times. 28:16 Apr. 25, 2004

Tenth insight of Elder Angus. Catholic New Times. 21:20 Jan. 5, 1997

Kings of the shield. The Beaver: Exploring Canada's History. 79 ( 2):30-36 Apr. 1999

Governments have discovered the joys (and profits) of gambling. Catholic New Times. 21:20 June 15, 1997

Pulling the garbage goalie: mayor Bill's last minute charge on TO. HighGrader Magazine. 8:8 Jan./Feb. 2002

Land of the giant slayers [Temiskaming]. HighGrader Magazine. 6:39 Nov./Dec. 2000

Northern farmers battle PCB incinerator [Kirkland Lake]. HighGrader Magazine. 6:13 May/June 2000

Travels in Canada's Bantuland. Catholic New Times. 26:16 Mar. 17, 2002

Shoot out in a no-where league. HighGrader Magazine. p. 40 Winter 2005

We lived a life and then some: the life, death, and life of a mining town; artwork by Sally Lawrence and Rob Moir. Toronto: Between the Lines; 145 p. c1996

End game: what will the next round of CBC cuts spell for northern programming?. HighGrader Magazine. 2 (6):11 Christmas 1996

Fairy princess and the saint of the slums. Catholic New Times. 21:20 Oct. 5, 1997

Managing the surplus of our consumer culture is tough work. Catholic New Times. 20:20 Dec. 1, 1996

Alabama north [Pulling tree seedlings in northern Ontario]. HighGrader Magazine. 3:20 July/Aug. 1997

Wash your mouth out with soap: reflections from a small town. HighGrader Magazine. 8:39 Mar./Apr. 2002

Loss leader: franchise wars at the check-out counter. HighGrader Magazine. 5:7 Jan./Feb. 1999

Dog's breakfast: rural Ontario gets set to take over welfare costs. Catholic New Times. 21 (7):16 Mar. 9, 1997

Into the deeps: Kidd and Creighton break the 8000 barrier. HighGrader Magazine. 8:13 Summer 2002

Reflections from a small town: just a pothole on the road to prosperity. HighGrader Magazine. 2:40 May/June 1996

She loves you, yah, yah, yah: Shania Twain comes home to Timmins. HighGrader Magazine. 2:40 Fall 1996

Never mind the bollocks: here's the liability. The dramatic collapse of the Adams Mine deal stunned the nation. But in many ways it was only a matter of time. HighGrader Magazine. 6:30 Nov./Dec. 2000

The big giveaway: critics accuse government of giving crown land to the pulp barons. HighGrader Magazine. 2:11 Mar./Apr. 1996

He cast down the mighty from their thrones. Catholic New Times. 28:20 Oct. 10, 2004

Lament for the jack-leg. Compass : A Jesuit Journal. 13:24 May/June 1995

Toxic troubles [Kirkland Lake]. HighGrader Magazine. 7:5 July/Aug. 2001

It always hurts when we say goodbye: Agnico's closure plan hits snag: refinery demolition sets off toxic fears in Cobalt. HighGrader Magazine. 4:11 May/June 1998

Pearls at swine: agriculture and the growing antibiotic crisis. HighGrader Magazine. 6:20 Jan./Feb. 2000

The Piquineros of Chile [Mina Santa Rosa]. HighGrader Magazine. 4:24 May/June 1998

Even the unworthy get tired of a steady diet of bologna. Catholic New Times. 20:16 May 26, 1996

Industrial cathedrals of the North / Louie Palu, photos; Charlie Angus, text; Marguerite Andersen, translation = Les cathédrales industrielles du Nord / Louie Palu, photographies ; Charlie Angus, texte ; Marguerite Andersen, traduction. Toronto: Between the Lines; xii, 91 p. 1998

The wacky adventures of the money pit, starring Gordon McGuinty and a cast of investors [Adams Mine]. Mine. 7:5 May/June 2001

The Ben who cried wolf: MP Benoit Serre calls for northern separation and then changes his mind. HighGrader Magazine. 2 (6):40 Christmas 1996

Picasso lives on Nickel Street [St Pat's school art show, Cobalt]. HighGrader Magazine. 7:39 May/June 2001

The ice cathedral. HighGrader Magazine. 10:39 Winter 2004

Power politics: Trillium Fund boss has roots in controversial dump [Temiskaming]. HighGrader Magazine. 5:12 Mar./Apr. 1999

Northern spirits: Cochrane area looking at distillery. HighGrader Magazine. 7:11 Nov./Dec. 2001

Loaded dice: the charity casino crap shoot in Ontario. HighGrader Magazine. 4:7 Jan./Feb. 1998

Some books turn out to be ' just right '. Catholic New Times. 21:4 (suppl) Oct. 19, 1997

Dust to dust: gold miners and their families await answers on the link between aluminium dust and Alzheimer's disease. This Magazine. 27:22-6 Nov. 1993

Death of a Catholic worker. Catholic New Times. 25:16 Jan. 28, 2001

Searching for Killer Kowalski: rassling and the hidden meaning of life. HighGrader Magazine. 4:27 May/June 1998

Hit the road, Jack: Sears workers in Sault deal with downsizing. HighGrader Magazine. 4:5 Fall 1998

The David Cassidy jinx: Charlie Angus' guide to the boy bands. HighGrader Magazine. 7:15 Mar./Apr. 2001

Big changes at the Crowbar Hotel: are Ontario's super jails intended to save money or get tough on prisoners?. HighGrader Magazine. 3:9 Dec. 1997

Barriere Lake and Ottawa's shame. Catholic New Times. 25:20 Oct. 21, 2001

Killing Cain: the Goulet-Gauthier killings. Sex, murder and fratricide on the backroads [north of New Liskeard]. HighGrader Magazine. 6:20 May/June 2000

I let a song go out of my heart: the life and times of Henry Kelneck. HighGrader Magazine. 3:27 Mar./Apr. 1997

40 days and counting. Catholic New Times. 25:20 Apr. 15, 2001

Blowin' up a storm: Eddie Duke and the Big Band era in Kirkland Lake. HighGrader Magazine. 2:24 May/June 1996

Trash talk. This Magazine. 36:9 May/June 2003

From Managua with love: reflections from a small town. HighGrader Magazine. 8:39 Spring 2002

Changing of the guard. HighGrader Magazine. 10:39 Fall 2004

HighGrader magazine / edited by Charlie Angus. 1 (1 ): Jan./Feb 1995-

Measure up by grade five, or else!. Catholic New Times. 21:16 Nov. 2, 1997

Ode to a motel: reflections on a highway sign. HighGrader Magazine. 9:13 Summer 2003

Mirrors of stone: fragments from the Porcupine frontier / Charles Angus; photographs by Louie Palu. Toronto: Between the Lines; vii, 148 p. 2001

Kiss the weekend goodbye: Charlie Angus' guide to the 60 hour work week. HighGrader Magazine. 7:5 Jan./Feb. 2001

A book of life and death: gathering the stories of miners killed in the Kirkland Lake camp [Gone but not forgotten]. HighGrader Magazine. 5:26 Summer 1999

Schumacher's saint: Fr. Les Costello, 1928-2002. Catholic New Times. 27:20 Feb. 9, 2003

I hear a train a going. HighGrader Magazine. 5:39 Nov./Dec. 1999

I've seen da future of hockey and it's grrlz: what if girls played the boys and the girls won?. HighGrader Magazine. 8:5 Mar./Apr. 2002

Barriere Lake: against all odds. HighGrader Magazine. 7 ( 6):20 Nov./Dec. 2001

Grumpy white guys with guns. HighGrader Magazine. 7:39 Jan./Feb. 2001

PCBs "R" us: is Kirkland Lake set to become international centre for PCB waste?. HighGrader Magazine. 5:20 Sept./Oct. 1999

Cliff Frame hits the coals: Westray boss heads back to the world of mining. HighGrader Magazine. 3:20 Sept./Oct. 1997

Admiring the HighGrader: a spirited magazine teaches us all a thing or two. Masthead. 18 (3):3 Mar. 2005

Roadside monuments. HighGrader Magazine. 7:33 July/Aug. 2001

God on the highway: finding the sacred and the profane on a north road. HighGrader Magazine. 7:29 Nov./Dec. 2001

Demise of the polka king. HighGrader Magazine. 6:39 May/June 2000

Contact Information

Language Preference:  English

Parliamentary Address

House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6
  Phone: 613-992-2919
  Fax: 613-995-0747
  Email: Charlie.Angus@parl.gc.ca

Constituency Address

30 Second Street, Suite 201, P.O. Box 276
Kirkland Lake, Ontario
P2N 3H7
  Phone: 705-567-2747
  Fax: 705-567-5232
  Email: Angus.C@parl.gc.ca


60 Wilson Avenue, Suite 202
Timmins, Ontario
P4N 2S7
  Phone: 705-268-6464
  Fax: 705-268-6460
  Email: Angus.C@parl.gc.ca


Federal Political Experience

Years of Service: 5,223 days (14 years, 3 months, 19 days)

House of Commons

Constituency Political Affiliation at Election Date of Election Result
Timmins--James Bay New Democratic Party 2008-10-14 Elected
Timmins--James Bay New Democratic Party 2006-01-23 Elected
Timmins--James Bay New Democratic Party 2004-06-28 Elected
Timmins--James Bay New Democratic Party 2015-10-19 Elected
Timmins--James Bay New Democratic Party 2011-05-02 Elected

Parliamentary Group

Party Term
New Democratic Party 2004-06-28 -  

Offices and Roles as a Parliamentarian

Caucus Chair
Portfolio Term
N.D.P. Caucus Chair 2016-01-19 - 2016-11-22
Critic
Department Portfolio Term
Industry Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario 2018-01-31 -  
Canadian Heritage Cultural Industries 2008-11-17 - 2011-05-01
Economic Development Rural Development 2004-10-01 - 2005-01-30
Agriculture and Agri-Food Agriculture and Agri-Food 2004-07-22 - 2006-01-22
Prime Minister of Canada Electoral Reform 2007-09-27 - 2008-10-13
Canadian Heritage Digital Issues 2008-11-17 - 2012-04-18
Canadian Heritage Heritage 2008-11-17 - 2011-05-01
Industry Copyright 2011-05-26 - 2012-04-18
Privy Council Office Democratic Reform 2007-09-27 - 2008-10-13
Indian Affairs and Northern Development Indigenous and Northern Affairs 2015-11-12 - 2018-01-31
Indian Affairs and Northern Development Indigenous Youth 2018-01-31 -  
Citizenship and Immigration Citizenship and Immigration 2008-11-17 - 2011-05-01
Public Works and Government Services Public Works and Government Services 2007-09-27 - 2008-10-13
Treasury Board Treasury Board 2007-09-27 - 2008-10-13
Treasury Board Privacy 2011-05-26 - 2011-10-02
Treasury Board Access to Information 2011-05-26 - 2013-08-12
Treasury Board Ethics 2011-05-26 - 2015-10-18
Treasury Board Ethics 2018-01-31 -  
Justice Justice 2011-05-26 - 2011-10-02
Justice Privacy 2011-10-28 - 2013-08-12
Committees - House of Commons

Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

Committee Role Term
Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates Co-Chair 39th Parliament, 2nd Session
(2007-10-16 - 2008-09-07)
Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates Vice-Chair 39th Parliament, 2nd Session
(2007-10-16 - 2008-09-07)
Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage Vice-Chair 41st Parliament, 1st Session
(2011-06-02 - 2013-09-13)
Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs Vice-Chair 42nd Parliament, 1st Session
(2015-12-03 -  )
Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage Member 38th Parliament, 1st Session
(2004-10-04 - 2005-11-29)
Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food Member 38th Parliament, 1st Session
(2004-10-04 - 2005-11-29)
Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament Member 38th Parliament, 1st Session
(2004-10-04 - 2005-11-29)
Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage Member 39th Parliament, 1st Session
(2006-04-03 - 2007-09-14)
Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage Member 40th Parliament, 2nd Session
(2009-01-26 - 2009-12-30)
Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage Member 40th Parliament, 3rd Session
(2010-03-03 - 2011-03-26)
Legislative Committee on Bill C-32 An Act to amend the Copyright Act Member 40th Parliament, 3rd Session
(2010-03-03 - 2011-03-26)
Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics Member 41st Parliament, 1st Session
(2011-06-02 - 2013-09-13)
Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage Member 41st Parliament, 1st Session
(2011-06-02 - 2013-09-13)
Legislative Committee on Bill C-11 An Act to amend the Copyright Act Member 41st Parliament, 1st Session
(2011-06-02 - 2013-09-13)
Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics Member 41st Parliament, 2nd Session
(2013-10-16 - 2015-08-02)
Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs Member 42nd Parliament, 1st Session
(2015-12-03 -  )
Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Legislative Committee on Bill C-20 An Act to provide for consultations with electors on their preferences for appointments to the Senate Member 39th Parliament, 2nd Session
(2007-10-16 - 2008-09-07)
Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics Vice-Chair 42nd Parliament, 1st Session
(2018-01-30 -  )
Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics Member 42nd Parliament, 1st Session
(2018-01-29 -  )
Committees - Joint

Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

Committee Role Term
Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament Member 38th Parliament, 1st Session
(2004-10-04 - 2005-11-29)

Municipal Political Experience

Municipality Local Government Function Mandate
Timmins's Catholic School Board School Board School Trustee 2000 - 2004-04

Selected Publications

The following is a select bibliography, representing key titles or contributions from the parliamentarian’s collection of published works. To learn more about this parliamentarian’s written works please consult a library near you.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the following information. Should you find any errors please contact us via e-mail at: parlinfo@parl.gc.ca.

Rolling the loaded dice [Cobalt]. HighGrader Magazine. 6:39 Sept./Oct. 2000

View from the Medicine Line. HighGrader Magazine. 9:39 Summer 2003

I came too late for sixties magic (the seventies). Compass : A Jesuit Journal. 15:23 Mar./Apr. 1997

People may not want them, but casinos are coming anyway. Catholic New Times. 22:8 Feb. 22, 1998

How safe? What did waste giant BFI find that made it run from the Adams Mine?. HighGrader Magazine. 6:15 Summer 2000

What part of no … ? Attempt to ship PCB waste to Kirkland Lake causes international incident. HighGrader Magazine. 6:5 May/June 2000

Tory dump play: is Adam Mine back on the Tory agenda?. HighGrader Magazine. 9:12 Mar./Apr. 2003

Cage call: life and death in the hard rock minning belt / Charles Angus; photographs by Louie Palu. Portland, Oregon: Photolucida; 64 p. 2007

The smallest big city in the world: Kirkland Lake, urban images in the rural north. HighGrader Magazine. 8:33 Jan./Feb. 2002

Firestorm: fighting forest fires in Northern Ontario. HighGrader Magazine. 2:20 Summer 1996

Mining for fish: fish farming in Atikokan. HighGrader Magazine. 6:5 Nov./Dec. 2000

Attawapiskat plea is finally heard. Update. 37 (5):1,6 Jan. 27, 2010

Revenge of the green Tories: Northern prospectors take another whack [378 Living Legacy park]. HighGrader Magazine. 8:9 Spring 2002

Dumping eco-protection [Adams Mine]. This Magazine. 34:9 Nov./Dec. 2000

Pushing back: northern residents fight big city dump plans [Adams Mine, Temiskaming]. HighGrader Magazine. 6:20 Summer 2000

Boxed in: Sudbury goes after big box shopping. HighGrader Magazine. 4:3 July/Aug. 1998

Living these 'olden days' to the full. Catholic New Times. 20:20 Oct. 6, 1996

A modest proposal [Proposal for zero tolerance applied to corporate crimes]. HighGrader Magazine. 6:39 Jan./Feb. 2000

From Wackenhut to Walkerton: Ontario's plans to privatize prisons. Briar Patch. 29:10 Nov. 2000

The Red Cross car. Marion Campsall: pioneering health in the North. HighGrader Magazine. 8:17 Dec. 25, 2002

How David Copperfield out-ranked Big Bird. Catholic New Times. 16:8 Nov. 22, 1992

Super-jail blues: future of native treatment up in air with closing of Burch Correctional. HighGrader Magazine. 5:15 Mar./Apr. 1999

George Wallace in Lotus Land. HighGrader Magazine. 8:39 Summer 2002

The man who would be king … Kirkland: Robert Bromley and the high tech empire that never was [in Swastika, near Kirkland Lake]. HighGrader Magazine. 5:9 May/June 1999

Xmas in Canuckistan. HighGrader Magazine. 8:39 Dec. 25, 2002

Killing the Gospel. Catholic New Times. 27:20 Oct. 5, 2003

God is a trucker. Catholic New Times. 28:20 Feb. 8, 2004

The loneliness of the long distance runner. HighGrader Magazine. 8:31 Fall 2002

Planning for the future in Temagami. HighGrader Magazine. 2 (6):16 [Christmas 1996]

Wildcat (musical play). 1998

The Nigerian mail scam: confidence crime goes international with e-mail rackets. HighGrader Magazine. 8:20 Dec. 25, 2002

Paying the PCB piper: subsidized US company threatens to close Canuck plant unless border opened [Kirkland Lake]. HighGrader Magazine. 6:4 Mar./Apr. 2000

The money pit: Ontario dives into the murky waters of video gambling. HighGrader Magazine. 3:20 May/June 1997

The end of the world as we know it. HighGrader Magazine. 6:20 Nov./Dec. 2000

Saving Private Angus. HighGrader Magazine. 4:40 Nov./Dec. 1998

Les Costello: Canada's flying father. Ottawa: Novalis; 151 p. 2005

Barriere Lake: homeless crisis in Canada's hidden slums. HighGrader Magazine. 9:20 Mar./Apr. 2003

Reflections from a small town: Robert Mitchum we need you. HighGrader Magazine. 7:39 Nov./Dec. 2001

Getting flushed: N Ontario loses out in Riding Boundary Changes. HighGrader Magazine. 8:5 Fall 2002

Carved from the rock: stories from the union's past, collected by the Miners' History Project. Editors Susan Meurer and Charlie Angus. Toronto: Miners' History Project, United Steelworkers of America; 2 v. c1995/c1997

Freedom fighter: Jacques Roy's 35 year war for justice in Africa. HighGrader Magazine. 9:20 Summer 2003

Money from recycling: SMC Canada making friends in Cobalt. HighGrader Magazine. 7:8 Sept./Oct. 2001

The price of nickel: McMaster University releases cancer study of Ontario nickel workers. HighGrader Magazine. 2:10 May/June 1996

Remembering Danilo Dolci, an apostle to the poor. Catholic New Times. 22:20 Apr. 12, 1998

Lizzie's got the doe rae me. HighGrader Magazine. 7:39 Sept./Oct. 2001

Dial m for money: labour discontent behind big time charity campaigns. HighGrader Magazine. 4:20 Mar./Apr. 1998

Would the last family out of the north please turn out the lights?. HighGrader Magazine. 7:39 Mar./Apr. 2001

Strange fruit: Nashville's year of the lynching. HighGrader Magazine. 10:20 Winter 2004

Elmore Leonard, meet John of the Cross. Catholic New Times. 26:20 Jan. 6, 2002

The korporate klassroom: advertisers clamouring to get into the education biz. HighGrader Magazine. 4:9 Nov./Dec. 1998

Protecting the wrong assets (sex scandal in the Roman Catholic Church). Catholic New Times. 26:20 June 16, 2002

Pulling the trigger: is Harris forcing the Adams Mine issue?. HighGrader Magazine. 7:5 Mar./Apr. 2001

Downloading the beast: the changing pornographic landscape of northern Ontario. HighGrader Magazine. 3:20 Jan./Feb. 1997

Of blueberries, mining towns and surviving tough times. Catholic New Times. 20:18 Dec. 15, 1996

Live from Kandahar: it's Geraldo. HighGrader Magazine. 8:39 Jan./Feb. 2002

Monumental challenges: northern pioneer Clarence Brazier. HighGrader Magazine. 7:28 May/June 2001

Death of a parish. Catholic New Times. 26:20 Oct. 6, 2002

From Walkerton to Wackenhut: Tories privatization kick targets prisons. HighGrader Magazine. 6:5 Summer 2000

Real culture is plain work: the main reason we moved from the city was to give our kids something the city could never give. Catholic New Times. 15:3 Oct. 20, 1991

Yiddish no more: Eddie Duke remembers Kirkland Lake's Jewish community. HighGrader Magazine. 7:30 Jan./Feb. 2001

So long big Joe. HighGrader Magazine. 6:39 Mar./Apr. 2000

Confessions of a reluctant monarchist: reflections from a small town. HighGrader Magazine. 7:39 July/Aug 2001

Music speaks louder than words. Catholic New Times. 27:24 June 15, 2003

Turning the world upside down. Catholic New Times. 25:20 June 17, 2001

Reflections from a small town. HighGrader Magazine. p. 27 Dec. 2004

Lost in the woods: Ontario Prospectors' Assistance Program canned and Ontario prospectors now in political wilderness. HighGrader Magazine. 6:8 Jan./Feb. 2000

Smoke and speed. HighGrader Magazine. 9:39 Jan./Feb. 2003

Remembering a Canadian hero: memory of Frontier College pioneer honoured in Haileybury. HighGrader Magazine. 6:29 Summer 2000

Dude, where's my church?. Catholic New Times. 27:16 Nov. 30, 2003

Reflections from a small town. HighGrader Magazine. 2:40 Mar./Apr. 1996

Bad blood: toxic nightmare in Northwestern Ontario (Winston Lake mine). HighGrader Magazine. 2 (1):20 Jan./Feb. 1996

Adams Mine redux? The controversial mine site may yet be used for landfill. Looks like the battle isn't over after all. Seasons. 43:32 Winter 2004

AIDS stalks miners: HIV devastating Third World mining camps. HighGrader Magazine. 9:9 Jan./Feb. 2003

Children of the broken treaty : Canada's lost promise and one girl's dream. Regina: University of Regina Press; 342 2015

Life can't be reduced to simple answers. Catholic New Times. 20:16 Apr. 28, 1996

Would you like fries with your culture?. HighGrader Magazine. 5:39 Sept./Oct. 1999

Where there's smoke: Rural Metro comes calling. HighGrader Magazine. 3:4 Mar./Apr. 1997

Blind Willie's kids choir. Catholic New Times. 24:20 Dec. 17, 2000

The signal is getting fainter [The demise of regional radio]. HighGrader Magazine. 3:40 Sept./Oct. 1997

What you need to know about the MAI [Multilateral Agreement on Investments]. HighGrader Magazine. 3:10 Sept./Oct. 1997

Media joins the war effort. Catholic New Times. 27:20 Apr. 20, 2003

The children's crusade. Catholic New Times. 28:16 Apr. 25, 2004

Tenth insight of Elder Angus. Catholic New Times. 21:20 Jan. 5, 1997

Kings of the shield. The Beaver: Exploring Canada's History. 79 ( 2):30-36 Apr. 1999

Governments have discovered the joys (and profits) of gambling. Catholic New Times. 21:20 June 15, 1997

Pulling the garbage goalie: mayor Bill's last minute charge on TO. HighGrader Magazine. 8:8 Jan./Feb. 2002

Land of the giant slayers [Temiskaming]. HighGrader Magazine. 6:39 Nov./Dec. 2000

Northern farmers battle PCB incinerator [Kirkland Lake]. HighGrader Magazine. 6:13 May/June 2000

Travels in Canada's Bantuland. Catholic New Times. 26:16 Mar. 17, 2002

Shoot out in a no-where league. HighGrader Magazine. p. 40 Winter 2005

We lived a life and then some: the life, death, and life of a mining town; artwork by Sally Lawrence and Rob Moir. Toronto: Between the Lines; 145 p. c1996

End game: what will the next round of CBC cuts spell for northern programming?. HighGrader Magazine. 2 (6):11 Christmas 1996

Fairy princess and the saint of the slums. Catholic New Times. 21:20 Oct. 5, 1997

Managing the surplus of our consumer culture is tough work. Catholic New Times. 20:20 Dec. 1, 1996

Alabama north [Pulling tree seedlings in northern Ontario]. HighGrader Magazine. 3:20 July/Aug. 1997

Wash your mouth out with soap: reflections from a small town. HighGrader Magazine. 8:39 Mar./Apr. 2002

Loss leader: franchise wars at the check-out counter. HighGrader Magazine. 5:7 Jan./Feb. 1999

Dog's breakfast: rural Ontario gets set to take over welfare costs. Catholic New Times. 21 (7):16 Mar. 9, 1997

Into the deeps: Kidd and Creighton break the 8000 barrier. HighGrader Magazine. 8:13 Summer 2002

Reflections from a small town: just a pothole on the road to prosperity. HighGrader Magazine. 2:40 May/June 1996

She loves you, yah, yah, yah: Shania Twain comes home to Timmins. HighGrader Magazine. 2:40 Fall 1996

Never mind the bollocks: here's the liability. The dramatic collapse of the Adams Mine deal stunned the nation. But in many ways it was only a matter of time. HighGrader Magazine. 6:30 Nov./Dec. 2000

The big giveaway: critics accuse government of giving crown land to the pulp barons. HighGrader Magazine. 2:11 Mar./Apr. 1996

He cast down the mighty from their thrones. Catholic New Times. 28:20 Oct. 10, 2004

Lament for the jack-leg. Compass : A Jesuit Journal. 13:24 May/June 1995

Toxic troubles [Kirkland Lake]. HighGrader Magazine. 7:5 July/Aug. 2001

It always hurts when we say goodbye: Agnico's closure plan hits snag: refinery demolition sets off toxic fears in Cobalt. HighGrader Magazine. 4:11 May/June 1998

Pearls at swine: agriculture and the growing antibiotic crisis. HighGrader Magazine. 6:20 Jan./Feb. 2000

The Piquineros of Chile [Mina Santa Rosa]. HighGrader Magazine. 4:24 May/June 1998

Even the unworthy get tired of a steady diet of bologna. Catholic New Times. 20:16 May 26, 1996

Industrial cathedrals of the North / Louie Palu, photos; Charlie Angus, text; Marguerite Andersen, translation = Les cathédrales industrielles du Nord / Louie Palu, photographies ; Charlie Angus, texte ; Marguerite Andersen, traduction. Toronto: Between the Lines; xii, 91 p. 1998

The wacky adventures of the money pit, starring Gordon McGuinty and a cast of investors [Adams Mine]. Mine. 7:5 May/June 2001

The Ben who cried wolf: MP Benoit Serre calls for northern separation and then changes his mind. HighGrader Magazine. 2 (6):40 Christmas 1996

Picasso lives on Nickel Street [St Pat's school art show, Cobalt]. HighGrader Magazine. 7:39 May/June 2001

The ice cathedral. HighGrader Magazine. 10:39 Winter 2004

Power politics: Trillium Fund boss has roots in controversial dump [Temiskaming]. HighGrader Magazine. 5:12 Mar./Apr. 1999

Northern spirits: Cochrane area looking at distillery. HighGrader Magazine. 7:11 Nov./Dec. 2001

Loaded dice: the charity casino crap shoot in Ontario. HighGrader Magazine. 4:7 Jan./Feb. 1998

Some books turn out to be ' just right '. Catholic New Times. 21:4 (suppl) Oct. 19, 1997

Dust to dust: gold miners and their families await answers on the link between aluminium dust and Alzheimer's disease. This Magazine. 27:22-6 Nov. 1993

Death of a Catholic worker. Catholic New Times. 25:16 Jan. 28, 2001

Searching for Killer Kowalski: rassling and the hidden meaning of life. HighGrader Magazine. 4:27 May/June 1998

Hit the road, Jack: Sears workers in Sault deal with downsizing. HighGrader Magazine. 4:5 Fall 1998

The David Cassidy jinx: Charlie Angus' guide to the boy bands. HighGrader Magazine. 7:15 Mar./Apr. 2001

Big changes at the Crowbar Hotel: are Ontario's super jails intended to save money or get tough on prisoners?. HighGrader Magazine. 3:9 Dec. 1997

Barriere Lake and Ottawa's shame. Catholic New Times. 25:20 Oct. 21, 2001

Killing Cain: the Goulet-Gauthier killings. Sex, murder and fratricide on the backroads [north of New Liskeard]. HighGrader Magazine. 6:20 May/June 2000

I let a song go out of my heart: the life and times of Henry Kelneck. HighGrader Magazine. 3:27 Mar./Apr. 1997

40 days and counting. Catholic New Times. 25:20 Apr. 15, 2001

Blowin' up a storm: Eddie Duke and the Big Band era in Kirkland Lake. HighGrader Magazine. 2:24 May/June 1996

Trash talk. This Magazine. 36:9 May/June 2003

From Managua with love: reflections from a small town. HighGrader Magazine. 8:39 Spring 2002

Changing of the guard. HighGrader Magazine. 10:39 Fall 2004

HighGrader magazine / edited by Charlie Angus. 1 (1 ): Jan./Feb 1995-

Measure up by grade five, or else!. Catholic New Times. 21:16 Nov. 2, 1997

Ode to a motel: reflections on a highway sign. HighGrader Magazine. 9:13 Summer 2003

Mirrors of stone: fragments from the Porcupine frontier / Charles Angus; photographs by Louie Palu. Toronto: Between the Lines; vii, 148 p. 2001

Kiss the weekend goodbye: Charlie Angus' guide to the 60 hour work week. HighGrader Magazine. 7:5 Jan./Feb. 2001

A book of life and death: gathering the stories of miners killed in the Kirkland Lake camp [Gone but not forgotten]. HighGrader Magazine. 5:26 Summer 1999

Schumacher's saint: Fr. Les Costello, 1928-2002. Catholic New Times. 27:20 Feb. 9, 2003

I hear a train a going. HighGrader Magazine. 5:39 Nov./Dec. 1999

I've seen da future of hockey and it's grrlz: what if girls played the boys and the girls won?. HighGrader Magazine. 8:5 Mar./Apr. 2002

Barriere Lake: against all odds. HighGrader Magazine. 7 ( 6):20 Nov./Dec. 2001

Grumpy white guys with guns. HighGrader Magazine. 7:39 Jan./Feb. 2001

PCBs "R" us: is Kirkland Lake set to become international centre for PCB waste?. HighGrader Magazine. 5:20 Sept./Oct. 1999

Cliff Frame hits the coals: Westray boss heads back to the world of mining. HighGrader Magazine. 3:20 Sept./Oct. 1997

Admiring the HighGrader: a spirited magazine teaches us all a thing or two. Masthead. 18 (3):3 Mar. 2005

Roadside monuments. HighGrader Magazine. 7:33 July/Aug. 2001

God on the highway: finding the sacred and the profane on a north road. HighGrader Magazine. 7:29 Nov./Dec. 2001

Demise of the polka king. HighGrader Magazine. 6:39 May/June 2000