South Shore–St. Margarets
Before her election as part of Team Trudeau, Bernadette Jordan was a professional fundraiser and community activist. Her most recent role was as the Development Officer for the Health Services Foundation in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. In that position for eight years, she worked as part of a team raising millions of dollars for health care in her region.
Jordan holds a Bachelor’s degree from St. Fracis Xavier University in political science. Over the course of 30 years Jordan has held positions as varied as President of the Atlantic Community Newspapers Association and Chair of the Earth Day Challenge Committee. She is also a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy.
Jordan is dedicated to economic development that is also focused on sustaining the environment.
Jordan is the only female MP in Nova Scotia. She has indicated that the wage gap between men and women, problems facing female seniors and violence against women are all issues she will focus on. She is married to David, a pension fund specialist, with three grown children. Jordan has said that she delayed running for office until her children were older because she knew the difficulties she would have faced working as an MP with young children.