Angus Set to Announce Leadership Bid?

On Sunday, longtime Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus is expected to announce his entry into the federal NDP leadership race. Angus is hosting a free party at The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto from 1-4pm filled with music and  speeches. Angus has been an MP for the past 10 years, serving as the party’s spokesman on Digital Issues, Agriculture, Arts and Heritage, and Government Operations. In 2011, CTV Power Play voted Angus one of the top three MPs of the year. He has been a passionate advocate for the rights of First Nation children and was the co-founder of the “Shannen’s Dream” campaign – named in honour of the late Cree youth leader Shannen Koostachin.  During his time in parliament, Angus has been an advocate for justice on issues ranging from support for veterans to calling for a national inquiry to investigate the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women.