Heck, we all embellish something, most notably for those online dating profiles so many people say are just peachy but I would never ever use (ha!).
Sometimes, we even embellish our resume just a little bit. Admit it, you know that you've done it once or twice; a little smidgen here about how your old boss said you did a good job, another smidgen there about how awesome you think the company you're applying to is, et cetera.
In this way, Ruth Ellen Brosseau is not new. So her bio says she graduated from community college when she didn't - so what? She at least attended the college, er, for a time, right? How is she supposed to know that the media will be fact-checking her biography?
Except... she didn't write it, did she? No, Mlle Brosseau didn't even write her biography page - that job was left up to whatever brilliant staffer decided to completely throw out every Dipper talking point on their new Quebec caucus.
Think of it this way: according to the Dippers themselves, while much pf their new caucus is young and inexperienced, they bring new ideas and a new, youthful vigor to the House of Commons that will help Fix Ottawa for a generation.
Except, why does the NDP feel the need to embellish and lie about Brosseau if not to try and convince Canadians and Quebeckers that they just didn't make a huge mistake?
Furthermore, how stupid does one staffer need to be to realize that Brosseau is the most watched rookie as of May the 2nd, and it's not a good idea to lie about her credentials where they'll be fact-checked by a media hungry for this sort of controversy?
It's going to be a fun four years.