Charlie Angus elected for 6th consecutive term
TIMMINS -- Charlie Angus says he earned every vote for his 6th consecutive federal win.
The Timmins-James Bay NDP incumbent took the riding with more than a few thousand votes.
Angus was celebrated by supporters at the Porcupine Dante Club.
The politician is well-known throughout the country for taking stands on issues such as living conditions in James Bay coastal communities, the opioid crisis, and for championing a national plan to help prevent suicide.
He says he’s looking forward to getting back to work.
"We did have to work really hard and we never took it for granted, and we worked full out, probably some of the hardest we worked in all the years that I've run, but we heard again and again and again that people believed in the work I’m doing and they believe I can be a strong voice for them in Ottawa and so that’s the job ahead. We’ve got a minority government. We’ve got a lot of work to do and it’s going to take some tough negotiations before Mr. Trudeau can safely say that he can govern for the next few years," said Angus.
Conservative Kramyr Grenke and Michelle Boileau came in in second and third respectively.