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Monday, Jun. 28, 2004

Angus, Charlie

Ontario, Timmins - James Bay, New Democratic Party

Charlie Angus is a well-known Canadian spokesperson for Northern Ontario

A writer, broadcaster and musician who has championed the resource-dependent communities of the north

Served two terms as trustee on Northeast Catholic District School Board, Timmins

Two terms as director of the Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce

Six years working with youth group at St. Patrick’s parish

Former chair of Heritage Mining Committee, Cobalt

Member of the Fundraising Committee of the Classic Theatre

Angus has been active in a number of musical projects — including the nationally-recognized, Juno nominated, Grievous Angels

In 1999 he was honoured by Sudbury's Festival Boreal with a special award for his "Outstanding Contribution to Northern Culture."

A regular contributor to CBC, TVO and national newspapers

Has published three books on the mining culture of the north and has just finished writing his fourth, “The Flying Father: The life and times of Father Les Costello,” to be published later this year

Has worked for the last three years with northern First Nations in neighbouring Quebec on issues of community development and economic opportunities

A major organizer in the fight to stop the Adams Mine dump

Born in Timmins, Ontario in November, 1962

His family moved to Toronto at the beginning of his teen years

During the 1980s, he ran a house for homeless people in downtown Toronto

In 1990 moved to Cobalt, Ontario to raise their children

Married for 18 years to his wife Brit Griffin. They have three daughters: Mariah, 16, Siobhan, 14 and Lola, 6

Other Timmins - James Bay candidates:

Party L E T
Liberal 0 135 135
Cons. 0 99 99
BQ 0 54 54
NDP 0 19 19
Other 0 1 1
Total 0 308 308
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