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Inquiry into murdered, missing women hailed

Local MP and Indigenous Affairs Critic Charlie Angus (NDP — Timmins-James Bay) said the inquiry needs the full support of the public and the government...

Kap hosts 17th-annual lumberjack festival

The Lumberjack Heritage Festival was officially opened with the ceremonial log cutting carried out by Kapuskasing Mayor Alan Spacek, right, and one of the event's...

'Crisis brewing for some time' over NAPS underfunding

Bisson, Campbell and their federal counterpart, MP Charlie Angus (NDP — Timmins-James Bay), are all vowing to pressure their respective levels of government — both...

Nishnawbe Aski Police could be disbanded if funding issues not fixed

“I have actually written a letter to (Minister of Public Safety) Ralph Goodale, telling him he needs to get to the table,” he said. “This...

Start electoral reform by committee overhaul

On the Tory side, Jason Kenney, of course, had better things to do and was replaced by Blake Richards. The NDP's David Christopherson sat in...

Justin Trudeau may face tough questions at NATO summit

NDP Defence critic Randall Garrison also welcomed Canada's new role in Eastern Europe, saying it's important that Canada continue to be an active member in...

Sea cadets halfway to Vimy

MP Charlie Angus (NDP — Timmins-James Bay) was at the event on Saturday and applauded the cadets for their goal of going to France to...

Science Village has official launch

Andre Grzela also offered congratulations at the opening on behalf of MP Charlie Angus and MPP Gilles Bisson (NDP — Timmins-James Bay). The Village also...

Mulcair showed graciousness, courage and leadership in defeat says caucus leader Charlie Angus

When asked what he thought of the leadership review vote, Timmins – James Bay MP and NDP caucus leader Charlie Angus maintained a neutral position,...

Charlie Angus joins Niki Ashton in steering clear of NDP leadership review

The only person who can convince New Democratic Party members to keep Tom Mulcair on as their leader is Tom Mulcair, according to Timmins –...

Yearly cuts to FedNor to stop, says new minister

Parliamentary secretary for the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Greg Fergus says the federal Liberals plan to halt the trend of the previous...

MP asks Competition Bureau to investigate Northern gas prices

TIMMINS - MP Charlie Angus (NDP—Timmins-James Bay) has written to the Competition Bureau asking them to investigate gas prices in Northern Ontario. Angus, in a...

Time for Trudeau to live up to promises: Angus

MP Charlie Angus (NDP — Timmins-James Bay) said the Liberals need to stop being so vague with their intentions and set the record straight about...

Charlie Angus made NDP caucus chair

Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus is now the chair of the NDP's national caucus in Parliament. He was elected to the position by his fellow...

Angus laments lack of progress since fire tragedy

A decade later, Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus, the New Democratic Party's indigenous affairs critic said many of those recommendations remain unaddressed. “There isn't anything...

Angus eager to take on new role as indigenous affairs critic

TIMMINS - Now that the almost festive atmosphere that surrounded the appointment of the Justin Trudeau Liberal government's cabinet has dissipated, the NDP has now...

Ministers, senior NDPers gone in Liberal sweep

All three seemed to have solid prospect for re-election and appeared to be collateral damage from an electorate determined to oust the Conservatives. Also gone...

Liberal majority bittersweet in Timmins

Timmins Times - James Bay as Charlie Angus retains seatTimmins PressIt was a bittersweet night for Liberal supporters in Timmins – James Bay on Monday.

NDP unveil Northern platform

TIMMINS - As the federal New Democrats unveiled its new Northern Ontario platform on Monday, Timmins-James Bay candidate Charlie Angus was quick to present the...

3 of 4 local candidates support decriminalizing pot

NDP candidate Charlie Angus said the criminal enforcement of marijuana use is a waste of time and money, as well as being devastating for those...

Candidates offer solutions to deadly drug issue

NDP candidate Charlie Angus compared the emergence of fentanyl as a recreational drug to rise in the use of Oxycontin several years ago. He advocates...

Infrastructure — a key local election issue

NDP candidate Charlie Angus said the Conservatives have proven they cannot be trusted to make the investments in infrastructure they promised to make. “We've seen...

Posties campaign rolls into Timmins

The president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Mike Palecek, right, talks to local reporters with NDP candidate Charlie Angus on Tuesday morning about...

First signs of an election

TIMMINS - Dozens of orange NDP signs began popping up in Timmins over the weekend — making NDP candidate Charlie Angus first out of the...

Conservatives lack a candidate in Timmins - James Bay, NDP's Charlie Angus and ...

With what promises to be the longest and most expensive federal election campaign in modern Canadian history officially underway, NDP and Green Party candidates in...

Feds to fund $1.2M facelift for Timmins Armoury

On Tuesday, Conservative MP Jay Aspin (Nipissing-Timiskaming) was at the armoury to announce the federal government is allocating $1.2 million for the much-needed renovations to...

Who writes letters anymore?

TIMMINS - A public meeting to discuss Canada Post's plans to cancel door-to-door mail delivery, attended by MP Charlie Angus (NDP — Timmins-James Bay), was...

Conservatives are the only party left without a candidate in Timmins

- James BayTimmins Press“What's really important is that people deserve choices,” current MP Charlie Angus (NDP–Timmins-James Bay) said. “I look forward to whoever the...

PoV: Don't mess with mail delivery

Current Timmins Mayor Steven Black, who ran for the Conservatives in the last provincial election, former city councillor Todd Lever, who will carry the Liberal...

Artistic lament for the loss of The Northlander

MP Charlie Angus (NDP — Timmins-James Bay) also travelled on The Northlander during its last run. He said that he grew up taking the train...

Citizens go postal over plans to cancel delivery

The meeting was held in the St. Dominique Church hall on Park Road, hosted by MP Charlie Angus (NDP — Timmins-James Bay) who was joined...

Public meeting being held in Timmins on home mail delivery cuts

Cameron will be joined by the National Director of Canadian Union Postal Workers, Mark Evard, as well as Mayor Steve Black and MP Charlie Angus...

Steady decline in FedNor funding

The apparent scaling back of the program under the Conservatives has outraged MP Charlie Angus (NDP — Timmins-James Bay) who believes the Conservatives have sacrificed...

MP Charlie Angus says the Alberta election will be an important turning point ...

Alberta's NDP crushed the Progressive-Conservatives in the election last Tuesday, and by doing so, destroyed a dynasty that had ruled the province for over 40...

Todd Lever to run as federal Liberal

In an interview with The Daily Press, Lever said he hopes to win Timmins-James Bay back over to the Liberal Party in the same way...

Pittance not enough to repair potholes

The City of Timmins believes the new Connecting Link program of $15-million, announced on Monday, is nowhere near enough money to meet the needs of...

New task force formed to fight fentanyl use in Timmins

Also addressing the group was MP Charlie Angus (NDP – Timmins-James Bay), who said he was approached by the family to see what might be...

Timmins Chamber of Commerce gives local wish-list to feds

Thorne presented the ideas Monday to Tony Clement, president of the Treasury Board of Canada. ... Those were some of the ideas presented to federal...

One strike and you're out, says justice committee member

OTTAWA - Tory MP David Wilks said the justice system needs to crack down on repeat offenders in the wake of the shooting death of...

Angus says MPs show united resolve

MP Charlie Angus (NDP — Timmins-James Bay) holds a bouquet handed to him by a woman who asked to have it laid on the National...

MP could hear gun battle outside of office

MP Charlie Angus (NDP — Timmins-James Bay) was in the middle of a caucus meeting with about 100 other members of parliament when heavy gunfire...

Angus opposes air strikes

Canada is stepping into a military fray in Iraq, intent on fighting terrorists, yet without any clear plan of this country's role, says MP Charlie...

New Attawapiskat school opens

Thanks is also in order for MP Charlie Angus (NDP — Timmins-James Bay) who worked tirelessly to lobby for the new school and successfully introduced...

A test for Trudeau? Canada's Liberals split on Iraq combat mission

Cotler, former Liberal leader Stephane Dion and former Liberal cabinet ministers Lawrence MacAulay and Mauril Belanger, were also absent from Tuesday night's vote. And influential...

Mike Duffy trial going to court spring 2015

Shortly before the House returned for the fall session, NDP ethics critic Charlie Angus called on the director of public prosecutions to review why nobody...

Feds issue terse 'action plan' on missing Native women

During question period Monday, New Democrat Niki Ashton asked again about a national inquiry and why the government refuses to support calls for one. Leitch...

Canada's free trade with Colombia healthy and growing

Monica Gutierrez, director of the documentary "Justice Denied," said Canadian mining companies in Colombia have a legacy of "multiple environmental damages, labour, human and environmental...

Ring of Fire funding a must with or without feds

Premier Kathleen Wynne recently urged the Conservative federal government to increase funding for infrastructure to 2% of the GDP annually or roughly $12 billion a...

MPP says Wynne will 'water down' gas plant scandal

Toronto Star It's during this time period that the OPP allege that McGuinty's former chief of staff David Livingston gave Faist, a non-government employee who did...

Angus challenges Ontera sale

NDP MPs Charlie Angus (Timmins-James Bay) and Glenn Thibeault (Sudbury) have written the commissioner of the Competition Bureau of Canada about the potential impacts on...