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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


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


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