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Laurin Liu

Member of Parliament, Rivière-des-Mille-îles

Laurin Liu was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as the Member of Parliament for Rivière-des-Mille-Îles in the 2011 federal election. She is a member of the New Democratic Party and was named NDP Deputy Critic for the Environment in May 2011.

She is a strong supporter of grassroots and community organizations. Prior to assuming office, she sat on the Board of Directors of a community radio station in Montreal and worked as a journalist for independent community media.

From 2010-2011, she was employed by the Student Society of McGill University, which represents more than 20, 000 members, as the student union’s Political Campaigns Coordinator. She was also an active member of the NDP McGill campus club, and served as the co-president of the youth wing of the NDP (Quebec section) from 2008-2009.

At the time of her election, she was pursuing a double major in History and Cultural Studies and a minor in Middle Eastern Languages. She was also a staff member at the McGill Daily, McGill University’s independent campus newspaper.
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Canada MIA at Durban

During the last stretch of negotiations, delegates spotted the Canadian minister of environment in the main plenary room, shut out of key end-game negotiations. The sight of the minister in the plenary room, while high-level talks were occurring elsewhere, was striking in its symbolic accuracy.
12/13/2011 07:38 EST