Crowder takes on additional role in shadow cabinet

Nanaimo-Cowichan NDP MP Jean Crowder will take on additional responsibilities in the Official Opposition's shadow cabinet.

  • Oct. 12, 2011 12:00 p.m.

Nanaimo-Cowichan NDP MP Jean Crowder will take on additional responsibilities in the Official Opposition’s shadow cabinet.

Interim party leader Nycole Turmel announced last week that Crowder will take over as chairwoman of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, while maintaining her role as NDP critic of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.

In addition, NDP MP Hélene Laverdiere will become Foreign Affairs Critic while Jinny Sims was appointed Critic for International Cooperation and associate critic of foreign affairs.

Burnaby-Douglas MP Kennedy Stewart will take over as associate natural resources critic for Western Canada.

“These changes show the strength and depth of the New Democrat caucus,” said Turmel in a press release. “Our team is united and has a wide range of experience to draw from.”