|Jean A. Crowder
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
|Preceded by||Reed Elley|
July 7, 1952 |
|Political party||New Democratic Party|
|Residence||Duncan, British Columbia|
|Profession||resources consultant, manager|
Life and career
A human resources consultant and manager by profession, Crowder was elected to the Canadian House of Commons for the first time in the 2004 election as the New Democratic Party (NDP) Member of Parliament for Nanaimo—Cowichan, British Columbia. Prior to being elected, she was a councillor in the District Municipality of North Cowichan from 2003 to 2004. She has worked at Malaspina University College, Human Resources Development Canada the BC Ministry of Skills Training & Labour.
In the NDP's shadow cabinet, she previously served as the Human Resources ans Skills Development Critic, the Critic for Health, Community Economic Development and the Status of Women. She currently serves as the Critic for Aboriginal Affairs.
In the 2008 federal election she defeated nearest rival Reed Elley (Conservative) by over 4,000 votes. After the election she commented that she would be working even harder to see proportional representation during Canada's next election. She does not intend to run in the next election.
- "NDP Shadow Cabinet". Retrieved 2012-07-04.
- "MP Jean Crowder said she will push for proportional representation". LakeCowichanGazette.com. Retrieved 2008-11-22.[dead link]
- http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/nanaimo-cowichan-mp-jean-crowder-won-t-run-in-next-election-1.799536. Missing or empty
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