Jean Crowder

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Jean A. Crowder
Shadow Minister for Human Resources
In office
May 26, 2011 – April 18, 2012
LeaderJack Layton
Nycole Turmel
Preceded byMike Savage
Succeeded byChris Charlton
Chair of the Standing Committee on
Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics
In office
4 October 2011 – 23 April 2012
MinisterPeter Penashue
Preceded byNathan Cullen
Succeeded byPierre-Luc Dusseault
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Nanaimo—Cowichan
In office
Preceded byReed Elley
Succeeded byriding dissolved
Personal details
Born (1952-07-07) July 7, 1952 (age 68)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Political partyNew Democratic Party
ResidenceDuncan, British Columbia
Professionhuman resources consultant, manager

Jean A. Crowder (born July 7, 1952) is a Canadian businesswoman and politician. She served as a Member of Parliament for the New Democratic Party 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 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 to federal office, she was a councillor in the District Municipality of North Cowichan from 2003 to 2004.[citation needed] She has worked at Malaspina University-College, Human Resources Development Canada, and the BC Ministry of Skills Training & Labour.[citation needed]

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.[1]

In the 2008 federal election, she defeated nearest rival Reed Elley (Conservative) by over 4,000 votes. After the election, she announced her support for proportional representation to be utilized during Canada's next election.[2] She did not run in the 2015 federal election.[3]


  1. ^ "NDP Shadow Cabinet". Retrieved 2012-07-04. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "MP Jean Crowder said she will push for proportional representation". Archived from the original on October 24, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-22. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Cindy Hartnett (January 23, 2014). "Nanaimo-Cowichan MP Jean Crowder won't run in next election". Times Colonist. Retrieved July 25, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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