'There's a problem'

The existential crisis that is Ruth Ellen Brosseau’s election is captured here in four sentences.

Ghislaine Tessier said she voted NDP because she likes leader Jack Layton, not because of the local candidate. She also says Brosseau could always learn French. It’s the fact her new MP has never been to the riding that, Tessier said, really annoys her. “We elected someone who’s not even present and who didn’t campaign at all — there’s a problem,” said Tessier, a teacher.

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