First elected to the House of Commons in June, 1997 to represent the riding of Leeds-Grenville, Joe Jordan was re-elected in November, 2000.
He has been Chair of the Eastern Ontario Caucus and a member on the Procedures & House Affairs, Canadian Heritage, Environment and Sustainable Development, Private Membersí Business committees. He also served on the Prime Ministerís Task Force on Youth Entrepreneurship and the Task Force on Seniors.
Mr. Jordan held the position of Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister from August 2000 ≠ December 2002. He currently serves as Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board with special emphasis on regulatory reform. He was one of the sponsors of the private memberís bill recognizing hunting and fishing heritage.
Although much of Mr. Jordan's private career has been in education, he has worked internationally in Ethiopia and Eastern Europe. He has worked as the technical advisor for CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency) for the international aid project review team mission. He also developed the curriculum design of the International Legal Assistant Program and taught this course in Eger, Hungary.
Born on November 19, 1958 in Pembroke, Ontario, Mr. Jordan graduated from
St. Lawrence College (Brockville) with a Business Administration/Marketing
diploma in 1982. He graduated from Clarkson University (Potsdam, N.Y.) with a Master's Degree in Business Administration in 1984.
He is married to Debbie with whom he has one son, Zachary.