For twenty-two years politicians and businessmen pushed for the Adams Mine landfill as a solution to Ontario’s garbage disposal crisis. This plan to dump millions of tonnes of waste into the fractured pits of the Adams Mine prompted five separate civil resistance campaigns by a rural region of 35,000 in Northern Ontario. Unlikely Radicals traces the compelling history of the First Nations people and farmers, environmentalists and miners, retirees and volunteers, Anglophones and Francophones who stood side by side to defend their community with mass demonstrations, blockades, and non-violent resistance.
About the author
Charlie Angus has served as the NDP Member of Parliament for Timmins-James Bay since 2004. In 1985 he formed the Juno-nominated alt-country band Grievous Angels. He became involved in politics through his organizing efforts to stop the Adams Mine garbage proposal and numerous plans to import PCBs to Northern Ontario. He is author/co-author of five books on Northern Ontario life and culture including We Lived A Life And Then Some and Mirrors of Stone.
- Winner, Ontario Legislative Assembly Speaker's Book Award
- Runner-up, Best Regional Non-Fiction (Canada-East), Independent Publisher Book Awards
A Grisham-like political thriller with the feel-good accents of a Frank Capra movie.
Quill & Quire
The book provides powerful proof that principled action can be guided by basic rules: “the democratic rights of citizens must be rooted in access to fair public process backed up by an compromised public service.”
Other titles by Charlie Angus
Cradle of the Demon Metals, Birth of a Mining Superpower
Children of the Broken Treaty
Canada's Lost Promise and One Girl's Dream
Impressions of Temiskaming
A Collection of Photographs of Temiskaming, Ontario
Canada's Flying Father
Mirrors of Stone
Fragments from the Porcupine Frontier
Industrial Cathedrals of the North
We Lived a Life and Then Some
The Life, Death, and Life of a Mining Town