Charles Joseph "Charlie" Angus, MP is a Canadian writer, broadcaster, musician, and politician. Angus entered electoral politics in 2004 as the successful New Democratic Party candidate in the Ontario riding of Timmins—James Bay. He was the NDP parliamentary critic for Canadian Heritage from 2004 to 2007, and was additionally critic for Agriculture from 2004 to 2006. In 2007 he became the critic for Public Works and Treasury Board, as well as the NDP spokesman for digital issues such as copyright and internet neutrality. He is acting as the Party’s spokesman on Privacy, Ethics and Government Accountability. He was named to Maclean's magazine's Power list in 2012 as one of the 25 Most influential Canadians. Zoomer Magazine has chosen him the third most influential Canadian over the age of 45. In 2011, CTV Power Play chose him in the top three MPs of the year along with Stephen Harper and the late Jack Layton.