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NDP MP for Nanaimo—Cowichan (B.C.)

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

Today

Posted on Twitter Foot dragging by dept in moving towards enhanced prevention services for all canada described - Cdn HR commission #Witness4FirstNationsKids

Posted on Twitter Child first principle recommended ( but never has been implemented) #Witness4FirstNationsKids

Posted on Twitter Children denied right to stay safely at home because of funding formula under directive 20-1 #Witness4FirstNationsKids

Posted on Twitter Much evidence that directive 20-1 is flawed and inequitable per Cdn HR commission #Witness4FirstNationsKids

Posted on Twitter Funding for FN children in care not based on actual nbr of children - this has been pointed out in nbr of reports per Cdn HR commission

Posted on Twitter 2 assumptions in 20-1- %of children and % of children in care - not base on actual needs per cdn HR commission

Two days ago

Mentioned by Nanaimo Daily News Questionnaire could compromise privacy Nanaimo - Today I received a "flyer" in my mail from MP Jean Crowder titled "Take back our coast," as I am sure many of us did. In summary, she is addressing the Northern Gateway oil pipeline. Personal viewpoints aside. .. (political and pipeline), a portion of ...

A week ago

Voted Yes on Vote #253 on Bill C-247 Expand the mandate of Service Canada in respect of the death of a Canadian citizen ...

Voted No on Vote #252 That this House (i) recognise that the leadership of the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of ...

Voted Yes on Vote #251 That Government Business No. 13 be amended: ( a) by replacing clause (iii) with the following: “(iii) accept ...

Voted No on Vote #250 That, in relation to the consideration of Government Business No. 13, the debate not be further adjourned.

Two weeks ago

Voted No on Vote #249 on Bill C-36 Amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney ...

Spoke in the House on Orange Shirt Day Mr. Speaker, today is Orange Shirt Day, in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to children's sense of self-esteem and well-being. It is ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions to present. They are all with regard to the right to save seeds. Petitioners are calling upon Parliament to refrain ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Canada-Korea Economic Growth and Prosperity Act Mr. Speaker, in an earlier question, the member opposite mentioned that he wondered why the NDP member was raising the issue around the Canada-China FIPA in ...

Spoke in the House on Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act Mr. Speaker, the tone coming from the opposite side of the House is deeply disturbing. MPs are raising legitimate issues with regard to the time allocation ...

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, for the limited time that there is, I will be splitting my time with the member for London—Fanshawe. I will begin this debate by ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions, which all deal with the same matter. They are calling on Parliament to refrain from making any changes to the ...

More than three 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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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)