Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus has been recognized by Maclean’s Magazine for his work in parliament.
The well-known Canadian magazine just announced the winners of its 12th annual Parliamentarian of the Year awards and Angus was named Best Mentor as voted by his fellow Members of Parliament.
In his acceptance speech Angus stated he was surprised and “honoured to be the mentor for this parliament.”
In his acceptance speech, Angus gave some tips that he has learned during his time in politics.
“Number one; never forget who sent you here and why. I know after six months some people think hay they got here because of their incredible skill or their vision for the nation. No, people sent you here to do a job which is to be their voice. Never forget that. It is a real honour to be the voice for people who have no voice in the halls of power. At the end of the day they are going to send you home and send someone else in your place. And that too is good and okay.”