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  • Her favourite word is farmers.

NDP MP for Berthier—Maskinongé (Québec)

Won her last election, in 2011, with 39.60% of the vote.

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Agriculture and Agri-Food Mr. Speaker, because of the lack of payment protection for produce sellers, in October, agribusinesses in Canada lost their privileged access to the United States. Will ...

Posted on Twitter En raison de la mauvaise gestion du gouvernement conservateur, le 1er octobre 2014, les producteurs de fruits et... http://t.co/25gkf2fupk

Posted on Twitter Quand le gouvernement va-t-il appuyer les producteurs maraîcher?: http://t.co/aaauQOIwKy via @YouTube

Posted on Twitter Quel playdoyer! http://t.co/0ZT19vPtAP

Posted on Twitter Où sont les compensations pour les producteurs laitiers?: http://t.co/RLxbtJIt9y via @YouTube

Posted on Twitter Après un an, où sont les compensations promises pour les producteurs laitiers? http://t.co/95WzcujUTf

This week

Spoke in the House on International Trade Mr. Speaker, over time, hundreds of high-quality Canadian cheeses have made their way to our tables. However, the Conservatives have now opened our country's door to ...

Posted on Twitter @tbenskin I'm watching The Christmas Choir tonight! 'Tis the season :) http://t.co/3nX9aADusZ

Didn't vote on Vote #283 on Bill C-608 Respecting a National Day of the Midwife

Didn't vote on Vote #282 That the First Report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, presented on Thursday, March 27, 2014, ...

Didn't vote on Vote #281 That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word "That" and substituting the following: ...

Didn't vote on Vote #280 That the amendment be amended by adding after the word "negociated" the following: "and the Committee only report ...

Didn't vote on Vote #279 on Bill C-18 Amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and agri-food

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I sincerely thank my colleague from Joliette for her speech this evening and also for the good work she does on the House of ...

Spoke in the House on Agriculture and Agri-Food Mr. Speaker, we are entering the home stretch in the negotiations for the trans-Pacific partnership. New Zealand and the United States are demanding that we abandon ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Agricultural Growth Act Mr. Speaker, today I am going to speak to Bill C-18. As with all of the government's other omnibus bills, I have a bittersweet relationship with ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Food Assistance during the Holiday Season Mr. Speaker, the 2014 HungerCount report was released last Tuesday, and it shows that requests for food assistance increased by 9.4% at the Moisson Mauricie/Centre-du-Québec. This ...

Spoke in the House on Employment Mr. Speaker, the Fondation des entreprises en recrutement de main-d'oeuvre agricole étrangère joins the NDP in denouncing the bungling of the temporary foreign worker program. Because ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Bill C-18, An Act to amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and ... Thank you, Chair. I'm moving: That Bill C-18 be amended by adding after line 6 on page 101 the following new clause: REVIEW AND REPORT 153.1 ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Bill C-18, An Act to amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and ... Thank you. The amendment proposes modifying clause 5 by adding after line 35 on page 5 the following: (3) The payment of royalties referred to in ...

Spoke in the House on Poverty Mr. Speaker, last week UNICEF announced that one in five children is living in poverty. Today the 2014 HungerCount report reveals that nearly 1 million Canadians ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Bill C-18, An Act to amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I'd like to thank our witnesses for their presentations today on this very important agricultural growth bill. I'm going to start with ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Bill C-18, An Act to amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and ... I'd like to thank our witnesses today for their testimony and their valuable input, because this is a big bill. It has about 110 pages and ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Bill C-18, An Act to amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and ... With the comment you were making before, talking about smaller farmers and small holdings, it seems that we need to pay more attention to the different ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Bill C-18, An Act to amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and ... Thank you, Chair. I'd like to thank all of our witnesses for being here on this important piece of legislation, the agricultural growth act. It is ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Bill C-18, An Act to amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and ... First off, I would like to thank the minister for agreeing to stay for the full hour. We really appreciate your presentation and also the fact ...

Mentioned by Yahoo News Canada (blog) NDP's youngest MPs prove predictions of gaffes and goofs wrong Those five were joined by a number of other NDP millennials including Pierre-Luc Dusseault, the youngest member of parliament in Canadian history, and Ruth Ellen Brosseau, the assistant pub manager who spent some of the election campaign in Las Vegas. At the time, political pundits warned that these 'naïve' ... "We all got paired with a mentor MP, an MP who had been here for a term or more," Dubé, now 26 years old, told Yahoo Canada News. "Folks who became sort of like parental figures, people that we ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by Yahoo News Canada When novice MPs decide political life isn't for them Ruth Ellen Brosseau, she of the Las Vegas incident, will run again, as will at least three of the four McGill students—Matthew Dubé, Charmaine Borg and Mylène Freeman (the fourth, Laurin Liu, has not yet made a decision). “For me, this has always been the ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Supply Chain Retail Sector And Food Waste Prevention This is very interesting. I would like to see if it is possible to bring something like this in my province, because we do have food ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Ruth Ellen Brosseau's rise from paper candidate to NDP star Before they knew her name, she was instantly and derisively known as the MP for Vegas. Ruth Ellen Brosseau spent three days in Las Vegas for her 27th birthday during the 2011 election campaign and not a single day in the riding of Berthier-Maskinongé.

Mentioned by NorthumberlandView.ca It's time for action to reduce food waste: NDP New Democrat MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau (Berthier – Maskinongé) tabled a motion in the House of Commons to make reducing food waste a top priority. “The government must show leadership to reduce food waste and promote more sustainable food ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Two Years Later, Has the NDP's Orange Wave Receded? While they were ridiculed for their roster of pubescent politicians, freak electoral accidents, and a stunned Vegas vacationer-turned-member of Parliament, the NDP showed promise. The NDP caucus is ... Ruth Ellen Brosseau's journey as a single mother could have made her a rare parliamentary voice for so many struggling young single mothers across Canada. Yet the ... I don't know many Canadians who consult an Opposition MP's website when they are trying to get a grasp of the national news, do you? We hear ...

Mentioned by Macleans.ca No joke: The staying power of MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau Nearly two years into the Ruth Ellen Brosseau Experiment, she is still the unlikeliest of MPs—an assistant pub manager who was just a name on a ballot in the 2011 federal election, who had never set foot in her riding northeast of Montreal, and who famously ...