|Todd Norman Russell|
|Member of Parliament
May 24, 2005 – May 30, 2011
|Preceded by||Lawrence O'Brien|
|Succeeded by||Peter Penashue|
December 22, 1966 |
William's Harbour, NL
|Political party||Liberal Party of Canada|
|Profession||Métis affairs leader|
On May 24, 2005, Russell won a by-election in the riding of Labrador, vacated by the death of Liberal MP Lawrence O'Brien. His victory consolidated the standing of the federal Liberals in the minority parliament, which made it easier for the Liberals to pass budget legislation. He was re-elected in the 2006 and 2008 elections and served as the Critic for Aboriginal Affairs in the Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet.
- "Liberals win crucial byelection". CBC News, May 24, 2005.
- "Penashue margin of victory reduced". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 9 May 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
- "NunatuKavut protesting against Muskrat Falls project". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 27 September 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
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