Jordan Bateman brings a diverse background of journalism, small business ownership and elected life to his role as B.C. Director for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.
Jordan previously served for six years as an elected Township Councillor in Langley, B.C., a community of 100,000 people. His work with the Township included serving on the community's Economic Development Commission, Tourism Langley and the Fraser Valley Regional Library Board. His blog, Langley Politics, was read throughout B.C., and was a key part of his commitment to transparency and accountability. After winning two elections, including topping the polls in 2008, Jordan resigned from Council in 2011 to take on his role with the CTF.
A trained journalist who worked for the Langley Advance for six years, Jordan also owned and operated his own writing and editing business for a decade. He has ghostwritten and edited more than 125 books for religious, political, business, charity, music and other clients.
Jordan and his wife Jennifer are both licensed wedding chaplains, having married more than 300 couples. They have three children--Indiana, Danica and Jackson--and live in Langley.
He is an unabashed Vancouver Canucks, Green Bay Packers and B.C. Lions fan.
The current Equalization formula, which re-distributes some $16 billion in federal funds to six provinces (PEI, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba), is set to expire in 2014.
We’ve gathered in this eBook the writings of a handful of individuals and groups, all who have made suggestions on how to improve the program.
Get ready for the May 14, 2013, B.C. election with a review of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation's provincial work over the past two years. Includes the CTF's op/eds, blog posts, two provincial budget submissions, carbon tax review report, speeches and much more - everything you need to know before you cast your vote in the election, or review the B.C. Liberals' rule under Premier Christy Clark.