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Carol Hughes

Personal data
Date of birthNovember 26, 1958(age 57)
Place of birthVal Caron, Ontario
Political partyNew Democratic Party
SpouseKeith Hughes
ProfessionCLC Staff Representative
ReligionRoman Catholic
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing
Assumed office2008
Preceded byBrent St. Denis

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Carol Hughes (born November 26, 1958 in Val Caron, Ontario) is a Canadian politician, who has represented the electoral district of Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing in the Canadian House of Commons since 2008. She is a member of the New Democratic Party.

Prior to being elected she worked as a staff representative for the Canadian Labour Congress. She ran as the NDP's candidate in the 2004 election and the 2006 election, losing to St. Denis both times.

She has told the press that she had not planned to run again in the 2008 election, but changed her mind after she stopped in Blind River for dinner on her way home from a Canadian Labour Congress meeting, and a couple she had never met approached her and encouraged her to run again. She won the riding in that election, and was re-elected in the 2011 election.

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