October 2016 Guest Speaker
Red Tape Diaries:
How Vancouver is Choking Out Affordable Housing
108 Different Taxes Haven't Made Housing More Affordable in Vancouver - Is 109 the Charm?
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 served for six years as an elected Township Councillor in Langley, B.C., a community of 100,000 people, and served on the community's Economic Development Commission and the Fraser Valley Regional Library Board. After winning two elections, Jordan resigned from Council in 2011 to take on his role with the CTF.
A trained journalist who worked for the Langley Advance newspaper 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.
In 2013, Jordan was named to Vancouver Magazine's prestigious Power 50 list of the most influential people in Greater Vancouver.
In 2015, Jordan graduated from Royal Roads University with a Master of Arts in Leadership, receiving the prestigious Chancellor’s Award as top student in the program.
Jordan and his wife Jennifer are both licensed wedding chaplains, having married more than 350 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.
2014 Golf Tournament Donation to the
Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society
During our December 9th, 2014 Winter Holiday Social, the Mortgage Investment Association of BC (MIABC) presented a cheque in the amount of $30,000 to Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.
Back Row: Lonnie Neufeld, John Lynch, Jim McGregor, Sam Dayal, Jeff Puhl, Barry Fenton, Michelle Holst, Garth Pinton (Food Bank), Joel McLean
Front Row: Adam Goluboff, Brenda Lightbody, Janice Funke, Lea Billard, Aart Shuurman Hess (Food Bank) , Joanne Mason, Mark Baron
Photography by: Kira Oujonkova Photography | http://www.KiraOujonkova.com