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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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
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
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
OTTAWA — An external hard drive containing the personal information of nearly 600,000 Canadians was last seen in August – three months before anyone notice it was missing. 759 more words
OTTAWA — Questioning about the loss of personal information on nearly 600,000 Canadians will take on a new meaning for NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau after she received a letter in the mail this week confirming her information was on a hard drive missing for months. 450 more words