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New Liberal MP happy to prop up shaky minority government

Meet Canada's newest MP: he added one more seat to the minority Liberals, but a whole lot more to the morale of the governing Grits.

New Liberal MP-elect Todd Russell, 38, grew up on the small island-village of William's Harbour on the southeast coast of Labrador. Population: 50. It was so small he had to move to Mary's Harbour to finish high school. He had an intimate connection to the land, lived off the land and remembers cheering when "the first salmon come." While he went to high school, he worked on an oil tanker and later on as an outreach counsellor with the Atlantic Ground Fish Strategy. He went on to St. John's, Nfld., to complete his bachelor's in history and classics at Memorial University and then got real interested in politics. He headed up the university's student council and got involved with the Young Liberals. Later, he was elected to the board of the Labrador Metis Association, now the Labrador Metis Nation and has been president since 1994.

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New Liberal MP happy to prop up shaky minority government

Meet Canada's newest MP: he added one more seat to the minority Liberals, but a whole lot more to the morale of the governing Grits.

New Liberal MP-elect Todd Russell, 38, grew up on the small island-village of William's Harbour on the southeast coast of Labrador. Population: 50. It was so small he had to move to Mary's Harbour to finish high school. He had an intimate connection to the land, lived off the land and remembers cheering when "the first salmon come." While he went to high school, he worked on an oil tanker and later on as an outreach counsellor with the Atlantic Ground Fish Strategy. He went on to St. John's, Nfld., to complete his bachelor's in history and classics at Memorial University and then got real interested in politics. He headed up the university's student council and got involved with the Young Liberals. Later, he was elected to the board of the Labrador Metis Association, now the Labrador Metis Nation and has been president since 1994.

  
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