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5 McGill students head to the Commons

Candidates never expected to win

Following the New Democratic Party’s sweep of Quebec in Monday’s election, five McGill University students, who never expected to win, will be heading to the House of Commons. In fact, four of the five newly elected Members of Parliament spent the bulk of the campaign helping the party in Montreal, rather than door knocking in their own ridings. “I was putting my effort in the Montreal area because that’s where I thought I would be the most useful to the party,” Mylène Freeman, who won Argenteuil-Papineau-Mirabe by 8,000 votes, told the Montreal Gazette. Laurin Liu, who worked on Thomas Mulcair’s riding in Outremont, said she was “shell shocked” by the result, while Charmaine Borg is postponing plans to study in Mexico as an exchange student in order to take her seat in Ottawa. “I’m much more excited about this,” Borg told the Gazette. The other McGill students elected on Monday night are Jamie Nicholls and Matthew Dube.

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