|Minister of Rural Economic Development|
|Assumed office |
January 14, 2019
|Prime Minister||Justin Trudeau|
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
for South Shore—St. Margarets
|Assumed office |
October 19, 2015
|Preceded by||Gerald Keddy|
|Born||April 7, 1963|
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Residence||West Dublin, Nova Scotia|
|Alma mater||St. Francis Xavier University|
Bernadette Jordan PC MP (born April 7, 1963) is a Canadian Liberal politician, who was elected to represent the riding of South Shore—St. Margaret's in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election. She was appointed Minister of Rural Economic Development on January 14, 2019.
Early life and education
Born in Montreal to Scottish immigrants, her family moved to Middle LaHave, Nova Scotia in 1975. She participated in Girl Guides of Canada programs as a Brownie, a Guide, and as an adult volunteer member. Jordan graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.
From 2006 to 2014, Jordan worked as a development officer for the Health Services Foundation of the South Shore, where she was in charge of organizing fund raising events for health services foundation.
She is married to her husband Dave and they have three children.
|2015 Canadian federal election: South Shore—St. Margarets|
|New Democratic||Alex Godbold||8,883||16.83||–19.25||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||52,775||100.0||$216,554.85|
|Total rejected ballots||226||0.43||–0.24|
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing||+29.20|
|Source: Elections Canada|
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- the “Wave” with Bernadette Jordan LighthouseNOW
- Bernadette Jordan only woman elected this time for Nova Scotia CBC News
- "Campfire on the Hill". GirlGuidesCANBlog. 2016-10-27. Retrieved 2018-11-30.
- 2014 St. Francis Xavier University Alumni Chapter Contacts St. Francis Xavier University
- Bernadette Jordan named federal Liberal candidate for South Shore Shelburne County Coast Guard
- Meet Bernadette Jordan, Liberal.ca.
- Nick Moase, Bernadette Jordan named federal Liberal candidate for South Shore, The Shelburne County Coast Guard, November 5, 2015.
- South Shore - St. Margaret's - Nova Scotia Liberal Party
- "October 19, 2015 Election Results — South Shore—St. Margarets (Validated results)". Elections Canada. 21 October 2015. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
- Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2015-08-15 at the Wayback Machine
|29th Ministry – Cabinet of Justin Trudeau|
|Cabinet post (1)|
|Position created||Minister of Rural Economic Development
January 14, 2019 – present