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Accidental MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau ready for re-election battle

LOUISEVILLE, Que. – The first time Ruth Ellen Brosseau set foot in the federal riding of Berthier-Maskinongé in 2011, it was as if the circus had arrived, and she was the oddity everyone had to see. 1,022 more words

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NDP MP, elected in 2011 without any campaigning, now popular in her adopted Quebec riding

LOUISEVILLE, Que. – The first time Ruth Ellen Brosseau set foot in the federal riding of Berthier-Maskinongé in 2011, it was as if the circus had arrived, and she was the oddity everyone had to see. 1,029 more words

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'Plane Talk' with Ruth Ellen Brosseau: On the surprising win in 2011 and that trip to Vegas

WATCH: NDP MPRuth Ellen Brosseau was elected in the orange wave and thrust into the spotlight because of a mid-campaign trip to Las Vegas. She talks to Tom Clark about the transition from paper candidate to respected MP. 1,405 more words

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Q & A: Brosseau flourishes in Commons after rough start as 'Vegas girl'

In 2011, Ruth Ellen Brosseau was elected as an NDP MP in a Quebec riding where she hadn’t even campaigned. Brosseau was an accidental politician: She had helped manage a pub at Carleton University, did not speak French well, and had travelled to Las Vegas during the campaign to celebrate her birthday. 739 more words

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Lunch with NDP’s Ruth Ellen Brosseau: Harassment ‘happens everywhere’ - even Parliament Hill

OTTAWA – She worked in restaurants and bars for years, infamously managing a campus pub when she was unexpectedly elected as an NDP MP in 2011. 1,689 more words

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Questions raised about scope of student loan data breach

OTTAWA — Natasha Vaughan took out a student loan in 2007. She submitted her request on March 9, 2007.

The $27,000 loan helped her pay for a distance education course that she had to withdraw from after giving birth to twins seven weeks early and then falling ill in 2006. 668 more words

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