Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Ruth Ellen Brosseau charms her riding

The Toronto Sun:

Ottawa - Thousands of Quebec voters rolled the dice when they bet on Ruth Ellen Brosseau in the last federal election.

But mayors in her Berthier-Maskinonge riding say their constituents hit the jackpot when they opted for the 27-year-old bar manager-turned-politician at the ballot box.

The francophone riding — about midway between Montreal and Quebec City — includes nine small towns and part of the bigger city of Trois-Rivieres.

“For a young neophyte, she's wonderful,” said Lavaltrie Mayor Jean-Claude Gravel, predicting she'll take the next election in a cake walk. “She has all my confidence.”

But by all accounts, she's a regular presence in her riding.

Louiseville Mayor Guy Richard said he often bumps into the fresh-faced MP and that she appears to be working hard and enjoying her new role.

“It's a big role to be tossed into suddenly,” he said. “(But) she's at ease with the people here.”

Continue reading here, includes interview.

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