OHASSTA Award Winner, Charlie Angus has been the Member of Parliament for Timmins-James Bay since 2004. He is the national caucus chair for the New Democratic Party. In 2011, CTV Power Play voted Angus one of the TOP THREE MPs of the year along with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the late Jack Layton. He has been voted Top Constituency MP in Canada and consistently voted among the most effective opposition MPs in the House of Commons. He has been active on many social issues including the fight for equal rights for First Nation children and a national palliative care strategy. He is the author of seven published books including the award-winning book Children of the Broken Treaty.



OHASSTA Award Winner Tim Cook is a historian at the Canadian War Museum (CWM), an Adjunct Research Professor at Carleton University, and a former director for Canada’s History Society. He was the curator for the First World War permanent gallery at the CWM, and has curated additional temporary, traveling, and digital exhibitions. He is also the author of seven books, many of them award-winning. In 2012, he was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to Canadian history, and in 2013 he received the Governor General’s History Award for Popular Media: The Pierre Burton Award. He is a member of the Order of Canada.





Duff Conacher is an internationally recognized leader in the area of democratic reform and government accountability.  He is a former Ralph Nader's Raider and a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.  He is the co-founder of the Quebec Public Interest Research Group, and of Democracy Watch which he led from 1993 to June 2011, and he is still a board member and spokesperson for the organization.  He is also co-founder of Democracy Education Network, one of Canada's leading civics education organizations. He was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law from 2011 to 2014, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Ottawa School of Political Studies from 2014-2016.  He is currently developing professional development courses in good governance aimed at federal public servants for the University of Ottawa's Centre for Continuing Studies, and is a Ph.D. (Law) student at the university's Faculty of Law.  He also heads the firm GoodOrg.ca Consulting which provides advice and services to governments, businesses and citizen organizations in the areas of good governance, ethics, responsibility, communications, stakeholder and public relations.