'It’s like you walk around and you have a target on your back … there is something a bit, not sadistic, but satisfying in getting rid of the last MP standing,' says McGill Prof. Daniel Béland.
NDP MP Alexandre Boulerice, left, Green MP Jenica Atwin, and NDP MP Heather McPherson, are all the only one representing their party in their province. As a result, they face unique circumstances and challenges. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
MPs whose party affiliation causes them stand out alone in their region say that while it can be hard work, it can also serve as an amplifier for their voice and influence.
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