Jean Crowder

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Jean A. Crowder
MP
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Nanaimo—Cowichan
Incumbent
Assumed office
2004
Preceded by Reed Elley
Personal details
Born (1952-07-07) July 7, 1952 (age 62)
Montreal, Quebec
Political party New Democratic Party
Spouse(s) divorced
Residence Duncan, British Columbia
Profession resources consultant, manager

Jean A. Crowder (born July 7, 1952) is a Canadian politician, who has been an MP since 2004.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Montreal, Quebec, Crowder received a degree in psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.

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.[1]

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.[2] She does not intend to run in the next election.[3]

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