Jean Crowder

MP Jean Crowder bids farewell to riding

This will be my last column for the Ladysmith Chronicle as your Member of Parliament.

No support for derelict vessels bill from Conservatives

The first hour of debate on my private member’s bill, C-638, to designate the Coast Guard as a receiver of wreck was held on Feb. 26.

We must increase access to mental health services

Social media is providing a platform for more people to talk about the consequences of poor mental health

We need proportional representation

Ttoo many people are deciding that if voting doesn’t reflect their intentions, why vote at all

Ban on food advertisement aimed at children needed

NDP MP Jean Crowder says voluntary regulations of food advertising directed at children haven't worked.

Acts in Ottawa will not drive us to hate

NDP Member of parliament - It has been a very difficult week in Ottawa.

Bringing balance back to resource extraction regulation

Nanaimo-Cowichan MP calls for full hearings on Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline

Private member’s bill targets derelict vessels

Nanaimo-Cowichan MP provides update on private member's Bill C-231

NDP shares your concerns about the TPP

New Democrats share concerns about the ongoing negotiations around the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

More needs to be done about Lyme disease

Many constituents have e-mailed me over the years asking for concrete action on the growing threat of Lyme disease on Vancouver Island.

We can’t leave 20 per cent of students behind

Nanaimo-Cowichan MP Jean Crowder notes that almost 20 per cent of students in this school district live in poverty.

Is the Northern Gateway project worth the risk?

Nanaimo-Cowichan NDP MP Jean Crowder hopes the Conservative government will listen to people and say no to the pipeline.

Public consultation for Canada Post coming up Feb. 17 in Nanaimo

MP Jean Crowder encourages people to come to a public meeting to discuss the proposed changes to Canada Post.

Crowder wants swift action on derelict vessels

Nanaimo-Cowichan MP Jean Crowder provides an update on her campaign around derelict vessels in her monthly column.

Canadian businesses being hit with escalated fees

Nanaimo-Cowichan MP Jean Crowder talks about some of the changes proposed in the last two federal budgets that have been a concern.

Trade negotiations should be transparent

Nanaimo-Cowichan MP Jean Crowder condemns the Conservative government for its secretive approach to trade talks.

New temporary definition of local food is concerning

MP Jean Crowder says the new temporary definition stretches what most people consider local.

Summer heat brings food safety to mind

Nanaimo-Cowichan MP Jean Crowder urges the federal government to investigate and address causes as antibiotic resistance grows.

Crowder reacts to federal budget

Nanaimo-Cowichan NDP MP Jean Crowder takes a closer look at Budget 2013 in her monthly column.

Stories about child poverty caught Crowder’s eye

MP Jean Crowder discusses child poverty and provides information about the opportunity for local youth to become Parliamentary Guides.