Charlie Angus

NDP Seeks Review Of Minister's Ethics Breach

CBC | Kady O'Malley, CBC News | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada Politics

New Democrat MP Charlie Angus wants the House ethics committee to launch its own investigation into the allegedly preferential treatment that netted a...

NDP Accuses Minister Of Hiding 'Behind Disabled Children'

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 03.13.2015 | Canada Politics

The Harper government is taking heat over a $1-million ethics breach

NDP To Watchdog: Probe Emails Deleted By Ex-Kenney Aide

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.05.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A New Democrat MP is asking the federal information watchdog to investigate a former Conservative ministerial staffer's systematic deletion o...

Mulcair's Gun Registry Comments Stir Confusion Within NDP

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum and Althia Raj | Posted 12.09.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO — Rural NDP MPs revolted this week over leader Thomas Mulcair's comments on the long-gun registry. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Mu...

Althia Raj

Tories Accused Of 'Cheating' With Government Ads | Althia Raj | Posted 11.19.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Opposition MPs are calling on the Conservatives to change a policy that allows them to flood the airways with government advertising during...

NDP Decries Conservative Secrecy

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.18.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The New Democrats are calling on the Conservatives to give the federal information czar the money she needs to do her job as the first step t...

MP Tells Fox News: 'We're Not Gonna Let Punks, Or Crazies, Or Terrorists Take Us Down'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.22.2014 | Canada Politics

Canada’s Parliament was placed under lockdown after a gunman was shot dead inside Centre Block’s main entrance Wednesday. Timmins-James Bay MP ...

Some Good News For NDP

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The House of Commons passed an Opposition motion Wednesday that calls on the federal government to come up with a national strategy on pallia...

NDP Calls For Investigation Of Warrantless Spying

CBC | Posted 07.26.2014 | Canada Business

The federal New Democrats are calling for a group of independent experts to investigate warrantless data collection by the federal government. The ...

WATCH: NDP MP Rips Harper Over 'Dr. Don Meredith'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada Politics

NDP MP Charlie Angus says revelations about another Conservative senator are further proof of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's lack of judgment when it...

NDP Seeks To Clip Harper's Wings

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.01.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal Opposition is pushing for restrictions on the use of government jets for non-government business.The New Democrats have tabled a ...

Althia Raj

How Did Ottawa Spend Half A Billion On Lawyers? | Althia Raj | Posted 03.27.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA – The Conservative government has spent $482 million on outside legal fees since it came to power in 2006. And more than $447,045 to defend...

"We Were Just Children Undergoing Torture...Nothing Has Changed"

Charlie Angus | Posted 05.07.2014 | Canada Politics
Charlie Angus

Imagine what would happen if the Crown suppressed thousands of pages of police evidence from an important trial? It wouldn't take a legal expert to tell you there would be an immediate mistrial -- especially if the Crown also prepared a false evidence sheet that mislead the judges. And yet, this was done to the survivors of St. Anne's Residential School.

Althia Raj

Plenty Of Bureaucrats Expense Meals, Says Tory Insider | Althia Raj | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — The Prime Minister’s Office is taking heat for thousands in questionable lunch expenses, and the opposition parties say a former high-ran...

Ethics Report Called 'Complete Farce'

CBC | Laura Payton, CBC News | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada Politics

A new report from the House ethics committee ignores most of the suggestions about how to improve the rules for cabinet ministers and senior staffers,...

NDP MP's New Song Slams Tories

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

Charlie Angus has the reactionary blues. The musician and NDP member of Parliament has released a new song with his band, Grievous Angels, shining ...

The "Four Horses" Video Is a Portrait of Canada's Dark History

Charlie Angus | Posted 02.07.2014 | Canada Politics
Charlie Angus

I came to the Qu'Appelle Valley for the filming of the video "Four Horses." It is a musical video project intended to shed light on this dark history. I thought I knew Canadian history. However, as I stood with guitar in hand on the grasslands I saw my country in a way I had never imagined. Not so long ago on these picturesque fields, Aboriginal children were suffering. This comes at a time when the Harper government are wrapping their political agenda in a revisionist history of redcoats, muskets and old white dudes decked out in muttonchops. Lost in this "Heritage Moment" notion of history are the voices of the Canadians who suffered so grievously when the treaties were broken.

WATCH: This Heart-Rending Song Will Change How You Look At Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

Canadians like to think that the expansion into the West was more civilized here than in the United States -- this song will change that. In "Four ...

MP: Tories Have Failed Survivors

CBC | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Politics

NDP MP Charlie Angus sent a letter Monday to Justice Minister Peter MacKay, charging the government with breaching its legal obligations to residenti...

Attawapiskat Residents To Be Flown Out After Fire Destroys Homes

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada

ATTAWAPISKAT, Ont. - A federal MP says a fire that forced about 70 residents from improvised housing in the remote Attawapiskat First Nation in northe...

Harper Tories 'On Side Of Pedophiles And Sadists': MP

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The Conservative government has acted in bad faith and may be in contempt of court by hiding information related to horrific abuse at an Ind...

MPs Rivals Love To Hate

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.19.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - In the popular TV show Mad Men, short-clipped advertising account man Pete Campbell is the character everyone loves to hate — young, conser...

MPs in Glass Houses Shouldn't Stone Trudeau

John Laforet | Posted 08.18.2013 | Canada Politics
John Laforet

Between NDP MPs not paying their income taxes and members of the federal Conservative caucus being accused of defrauding taxpayers through false spending claims, neither party has the moral authority to determine whether Justin Trudeau acted inappropriately in being compensated for speeches he was being asked to deliver that were outside his mandate as an MP. At its core the vitriol and stunning rhetoric regarding this issue has little to do with Trudeau's actions and far more to do with the fear of what Justin Trudeau at the helm of the Liberal Party of Canada could do to the government and official opposition.

Beatles Quote Offends Female Tory MPs

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.14.2013 | Canada Politics

Conservatives had a field day in question period on Thursday using NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair's embarrassing driving mishap to deflect questions about ...

Two Years Later, Has the NDP's Orange Wave Receded?

Rachel Décoste | Posted 07.06.2013 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

Sometimes it feels like the NDP MPs are still nursing their hangover from the election-night party two years ago. They need to sober up, and soon. Canadians are still waiting for the full weight of the Official Opposition to be pressed against the Conservatives.