Jean A. Crowder
|Shadow Minister for Human Resources|
May 26, 2011 – April 18, 2012
|Preceded by||Mike Savage|
|Succeeded by||Chris Charlton|
|Chair of the Standing Committee on |
Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics
4 October 2011 – 23 April 2012
|Preceded by||Nathan Cullen|
|Succeeded by||Pierre-Luc Dusseault|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
|Preceded by||Reed Elley|
|Succeeded by||riding dissolved|
|Born||July 7, 1952|
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Political party||New Democratic Party|
|Residence||Duncan, British Columbia|
|Profession||human resources consultant, manager|
Life and career
A human resources consultant and manager by profession, Crowder was elected to the House of Commons of Canada 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, and the BC Ministry of Skills Training & Labour.
In the NDP's shadow cabinet, she served as the Human Resources and Skills Development Critic, the Critic for Health, Community Economic Development and the Status of Women, and 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 did not run in the 2015 federal election.
- "NDP Shadow Cabinet". Retrieved 2012-07-04.
- "MP Jean Crowder said she will push for proportional representation". LakeCowichanGazette.com. Archived from the original on October 24, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-22.
- Cindy Hartnett (January 23, 2014). "Nanaimo-Cowichan MP Jean Crowder won't run in next election". Times Colonist. Retrieved July 25, 2015.
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