Jean Crowder

MP Crowder reflects on career in Ottawa

This will be my last column for the Cowichan Citizen as your…

Time to protect our local rivers

Our Island and its communities are entering another summer facing drought conditions,…

Court finds against Ministry of Fisheries

There are many people in the Cowichan Valley dedicated to returning our…

Canada needs national plan for dementias

January is Alzheimer Awareness Month. Here in the Cowichan Valley, The Walk…

Find time this holiday season to think ahead to summer jobs applications

While I know many thoughts during this season are on the holidays…

Why do we need food banks in rich Canada?

The front page of this year's Hunger Count says what many Canadians…

Social Security Tribunal a big failure

We all want an efficient public service, one that ensures government programs…

Fight needed to regain EI

In recognition of Labour Day 2014, I want to reflect on the…

Federal assistance requested for local river

This is a grim season for the Cowichan River. Most of Vancouver…

Here’s some help to understand anti-spam laws

Email inboxes and cell phones are overflowing with offers for cheap drugs,…

Strategy puts food on the table

Spring and the start of farmer's market season increase everyone's awareness of…

Job creation is the key

A steady job, a regular paycheque, 9 to 5 and 40 hours…

We need palliative care strategy

As our population ages, our health system needs to adapt to meet…

Credit card companies need to clarify what is, and isn’t covered

Credit cards are an important resource for many, especially small business owners…

Fair Elections Act could erode some voters’ rights

Will I be able to vote in the next election?" That is…

NDP opposes pipeline

One issue dominated coffee-shop talk over the holidays.The conditional approval decision of…