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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.

Yesterday

Spoke in the House on The Budget Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives are champions of secrecy. As a piece of legislation, the new omnibus bill makes no sense. This is what we have come ...

Posted on Twitter Bienvenue au club des soixantenaires @ThomasMulcair bonne fête :)

Posted on Twitter J'ai la belle visite aujourd'hui, Logan! http://t.co/0RQ58r8Pdj

Two days ago

Voted No on Vote #256 Notice of a Ways and Means motion to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on ...

Posted on Twitter Portes barré, accès limité http://t.co/gJ40H00NKt

Posted on Twitter De retour http://t.co/ysSKTmcxa3

Posted on Twitter RIP Cpl. Nathan Cirillo http://t.co/nWcSgfRhT4

Posted on Twitter J'embrasse mon fils Logan plus fort ce soir xx merci http://t.co/HTGCHGqln6

This week

Voted No on Vote #255 on Bill C-13 Amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act, the Competition Act and the Mutual Legal ...

Voted Yes on Vote #254 That, in the opinion of the House, the proposed Port of Gros-Cacouna oil terminal, which will be used ...

Two weeks 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 in the House on Supporting Non-Partisan Agents of Parliament Act Mr. Speaker, I apologize. Unfortunately, I made the mistake of naming the Prime Minister. We all make that mistake from time to time. That kind of ...

Voted Yes on Vote #253 on Bill C-247 Expand the mandate of Service Canada in respect of the death of a Canadian citizen ...

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 ...

Voted No on Vote #252 That this House (i) recognise that the leadership of the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of ...

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, we were shocked to learn about the closure of the Health Canada office in Shawinigan on Friday. This represents a loss of 34 jobs ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Lake Saint-Pierre Area of Prime Concern Committee Mr. Speaker, I am very proud to rise today to recognize the contribution of the Lake Saint-Pierre area of prime concern committee, or ZIP committee, to ...

Spoke in the House on International Trade Mr. Speaker, we still have no idea what the government's strategy is for compensating the sectors affected by the trade agreement with Europe. Entire sectors of ...

Spoke in the House on Agriculture and Agri-Food Mr. Speaker, last June, the House unanimously adopted an NDP motion. The motion seeks to mitigate the negative impact of the trade deal with Europe on ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Agriculture and Agri-Food Mr. Speaker, the American government is threatening to revoke the preferential status granted to Canadian fresh fruit and vegetable producers if we do not implement a ...

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 ...

Two 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 in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I really enjoyed the passionate speech from my colleague, as well as all the work she does for the environment and with the environment ...

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 ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Main Estimates 2014-15: Votes 1, 5 and 10 under AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-FOOD, ... Thank you, Chair. I'd like to thank the minister and his team for their presence today at committee. As you know, we've done a lot of ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Supply Chain Retail Sector And Food Waste Prevention Canada is a very rich country, and we do import amazing foods, but I think we produce high-quality amazing foods. The problem is distribution. We still ...

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.

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Innovation and Competitiveness I have some questions for Ms. Miller. Your industry has been very successful, mostly because of innovation. I was wondering if you could comment on how ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Innovation and Competitiveness Thank you, Chair. I'd like to thank our witnesses for still being with us even after the votes. I'd like to thank you all for your ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Innovation and Competitiveness Mr. Watts, I'm a vegetarian, so I'm a big consumer of pulses, chickpeas, beans. My son often tells me, “I don't want any more beans, Mom. ...

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 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 ...

Mentioned by Toronto Sun Brosseau finds confidence in Commons KINGSTON, Ont. -- Two years ago, a single mom working as a bartender at Carleton's Oliver's Pub shocked herself and everyone else by getting elected as an MP. Ruth Ellen Brosseau suddenly was thrown into the national spotlight as part of Jack Layton's ...