Jean Crowder

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Jean A. Crowder
Shadow Minister for Human Resources
In office
May 26, 2011 – April 18, 2012
Leader Jack Layton
Nycole Turmel
Preceded by Mike Savage
Succeeded by Chris Charlton
Chair of the Standing Committee on
Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics
In office
4 October 2011 – 23 April 2012
Minister Peter Penashue
Preceded by Nathan Cullen
Succeeded by Pierre-Luc Dusseault
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Nanaimo—Cowichan
In office
Preceded by Reed Elley
Succeeded by . riding dissolved
Personal details
Born (1952-07-07) July 7, 1952 (age 65)
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 was a MP for the New Democratic Party of Canada from 2004 until 2015.

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 and Skills Development Critic, the Critic for Health, Community Economic Development and the Status of Women. She most recently served 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]


  1. ^ "NDP Shadow Cabinet". Retrieved 2012-07-04. 
  2. ^ "MP Jean Crowder said she will push for proportional representation". Archived from the original on October 24, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-22. 
  3. ^ 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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