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  • Her favourite word is aboriginal.

NDP MP for Nanaimo—Cowichan (B.C.)

Won her last election, in 2011, with 48.90% of the vote.

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Wishing everyone a wonderful and safe weekend and a happy Labour Day! Please visit my webstite to view my Labour... http://t.co/jFmw4Pn0Nn

This week

Posted on Twitter I have updated my website with my latest column on palliative care as well as recent news articles. Please check... http://t.co/dynWIhnuqh

Posted on Twitter I posted 4 photos on Facebook in the album "105th Cobble Hill Fair" http://t.co/GcyNUftuQ9

Posted on Twitter I posted 4 photos on Facebook in the album "Gabriola's 6th Annual Theatre Festival" http://t.co/WmjiT9dzji

A week ago

Posted on Twitter #cobblehill fair celebrating 105 years - parade starts at 9:30

Posted on Twitter At 100 sites across the country, today at 11:00, plaques to commemorate Ukrainians who were interned during World... http://t.co/XCIcH4vuHj

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today on behalf of all New Democrats across the country to recognize National Aboriginal Day on June 21. Over ...

Voted No on Vote #224 on Bill C-6 Implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Voted No on Vote #223 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Voted No on Vote #222 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted No on Vote #221 That the debate be now adjourned.

Spoke in the House on Natural Resources Mr. Speaker, the government is running roughshod over the rights of first nations and ramming through a pipeline that B.C. does not want. One hundred and ...

Spoke in the House on Prohibiting Cluster Munitions Act Mr. Speaker, like other members of the NDP, I am rising to speak in opposition to Bill C-6, An Act to implement the Convention on Cluster ...

Voted No on Vote #220 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, we voted against Conservative budgets that failed first nations. We have heard the minister's excuses many times before and from many different ministers. The ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by Nanaimo Daily News Wood to seek nomination for federal Nanaimo NDP Whoever wins the party nomination will replace current Nanaimo-Cowichan MP Jean Crowder as the NDP flagbearer for the area. Crowder has announced she would not seek another term in Parliament. Nanaimo-Alberni Conservative MP James Lunney has ...

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, today marks another anniversary of the residential school apology. Back then the government promised that things would be different and that relationships would be ...

Spoke in the House on Main Estimates, 2014-15 Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the member for Dartmouth—Cole Harbour for sharing his time with me and, of course, for very ably laying out the ...

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, in January, Justice Paul Perell called out the federal government for suppressing evidence about what had happened at St. Anne's Residential School. He ordered ...

Spoke in the House on Natural Resources Mr. Speaker, lack of preparation for an oil spill is just one of the ways the Conservatives have mismanaged this pipeline. Their lack of genuine consultation ...

Spoke at the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee on Main Estimates 2014-15: Votes 1 and 5 under CANADIAN NORTHERN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ... Thank you. Minister, I want to touch on emergency management for a moment. I think you're aware that the Auditor General found that the department knew ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Programs and Activities of the Canadian General Standards Board Thank you. This is more of a comment before I get into a question, but Ms. Ablonczy referenced leaky condos. Of course, I'm from British Columbia ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee on Committee Business and Briefing on the 2012 Report of the Cree-Naskapi Commission Thank you, Mr. Chair. As always, I welcome Commissioners Awashish, Saunders, and Kanatewat before the committee. I've been privileged to be here a number of times ...

Spoke at the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee on Subject Matter of Wills and Estates I'll try to do a recap here. First of all, we have complex land issues that don't exist in provincial jurisdictions, which you've rightly pointed out, ...

Mentioned by Cowichan News Leader Pictorial Crowder still hopeful derelict boat lobby may see results Persistence is paying off in getting derelict boats yanked from some harbours, Cowichan MP Jean Crowder says. But while the NDP member was delighted a few small crafts were removed recently from Oak Bay Marina, Crowder was anxious to anchor ...

Mentioned by Nanaimo News Bulletin Nanaimo-Cowichan MP picked to lead federal election campaign Jean Crowder will be one of the people in charge of mapping out the NDP's 2015 federal election strategy. The Nanaimo-Cowichan member of Parliament will co-chair the NDP's national campaign along with fellow MP Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont La ...

Spoke at the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee on Subject Matter of Wills and Estates I have more questions than five minutes will allow for. I think you're well aware that the reason this is before the committee is the stripping ...

Mentioned by Times Colonist Nanaimo-Cowichan MP Jean Crowder named co-chair of NDP's campaign Jean Crowder, MP for Nanaimo-Cowichan, and Alexandre Boulerice have been named co-chairs of the NDP's national campaign. It will fall to Crowder and Boulerice to lead the NDP's planning and preparations for next year's campaign, in which the party ...

Mentioned by Times Colonist Nanaimo-Cowichan MP Jean Crowder named co-chair of NDP's campaign Jean Crowder, MP for Nanaimo-Cowichan, and Alexandre Boulerice have been named co-chairs of the NDP's national campaign. It will fall to Crowder and Boulerice to lead the NDP's planning and preparations for next year's campaign, in which the party ...

Mentioned by Times Colonist Nanaimo-Cowichan MP Jean Crowder named co-chair of NDP's national ... Jean Crowder, MP for Nanaimo-Cowichan and Alexandre Boulerice have been named co-chairs of the NDP's national campaign. It will fall to Crowder and Boulerice to lead the NDP's planning and preparations for next year's campaign, in which the party ...

Spoke at the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee on Bill C-25, An Act respecting the Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation Band Order Thanks, Mr. Chair. I want to thank the department for coming before us. I think you are aware that when we had testimony on Tuesday, one ...

Spoke at the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee on Bill C-25, An Act respecting the Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation Band Order I think you probably are aware that the bill that's before the committee has no scope to deal with enrolment criteria. This bill simply indicates that ...

Spoke at the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee on Bill C-25, An Act respecting the Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation Band Order I want to touch on the 2011 date, because I think a number of us have some confusion. There are two pieces in the briefing notes. ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-495 An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Cowichan River)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-421 An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (nitrate reduction)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-233 An Act to eliminate poverty in Canada

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-231 An Act to amend the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 (derelict vessels and wreck)