Jordan Bateman

Jordan Bateman: Bending about breaking the law

Premier David Eby’s affinity for yoga came in handy this week, as he tried to twist himself into a new “tough on crime” persona. But given his history, convincing anyone would be beyond even a master...

Jordan Bateman: Lions hope Rourke’s next pass falls incomplete

For the good of Canadian football, we need to find a way to keep Nathan Rourke playing Canadian football. Specifically, back in B.C.  After watching the BC Lions quarterback tear up the league in...

Jordan Bateman: Advice for new mayors: remember the four C’s

First comes the swearing-in. Then, the swearing-at. Over the next week or so, hundreds of new mayors, municipal councillors, regional directors, school trustees and (for some reason, in Vancouver...

Jordan Bateman: The (new) housing facts of life

You take the good, you take the bad; you take them both, and there you have: the facts of another municipal election cycle.  Okay, it’s not quite as catchy as the 80s TV theme song, but when it...

BC NDP prefers some hostile takeovers to others

Hypocrisy has always run rampant in politics. But as they work to oust upstart leadership candidate Anjali Appadurai and hand over the reins of government to their preferred choice, David Eby, the BC...

Jordan Bateman: Appadurai ousting just business as usual for the NDP

It appears we are in the final days of the Anjali Appadurai insurgency – er, BC NDP leadership campaign. The hot gossip out of Victoria says Premier John Horgan’s team has been busy scheduling exit...

British Columbia losing its tax advantage – and its people

British Columbians are falling behind compared with other provinces, and compared with ourselves just five years ago. This lack of competitiveness will continue to hurt our economy

CON: Should funding for TransLink be increased over current levels?

TransLink needs to do a better job of using the budget formula it already has