The 3rd Annual Zoomer List: Canada’s Top 45 Over 45: Charlie Angus, 49

Charlie Angus, 49 MP,

Timmins-James Bay, ONT. Blogging for Huffington Post in November 2011, the NDP MP shocked Canadians with his account of living conditions in Attawapiskat, a remote First Nation reserve in Ontario’s far north. The Timmins, Ont.-born writer documented a visit he had made to the forgotten poverty-stricken community where people lived in shacks,with no plumbing or electricity. His story went viral, and the government was forced to take action. “In a country as rich and as just as Canada, this is simply unacceptable.”