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About Dean Fortin

As Mayor, a community advocate, a volunteer, and a father, Dean works tirelessly to bring people together to get things done for Victoria. Dean was elected the 51st Mayor of Victoria in 2008, and was re-elected in 2011 with the strongest popular mandate ever received by a mayoral candidate in Victoria.

From his first day in the Mayor’s office, Dean has focused his time and energy on building affordable housing and tackling the complex issue of homelessness. He has led council in supporting smart and sustainable development, enhancing our vibrant downtown, and advancing a transportation strategy that meets the needs of a growing region.

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May 12, 2015

Why City Parks and Recreation are important

I was asked to address the question, at the recent BCRPA 2015 Annual Conference, how do we increase support for city parks and recreation.   Studies show that the vast majority of citizens believe in the benefits of recreation, whether they...

May 05, 2015

Community Centred Development

  I am looking forward to writing regularly about cities – interestingly, it is the first time in history that more people are living in cities than countrysides.  We are seeing the rise of mega cities, an emergence of neo-city...

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