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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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