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|Fortin in 2011|
|Mayor of Victoria, British Columbia|
December 2, 2008 – December 4, 2014
|Preceded by||Alan Lowe|
|Succeeded by||Lisa Helps|
March 1, 1959 |
Kamloops, British Columbia
|Alma mater||University of Victoria|
Dean Fortin (born March 1, 1959) served as mayor of Victoria, British Columbia, from 2008 to 2014.
Dean Fortin was first elected to city council in 2002 and became the 51st Mayor of Victoria on November 15, 2008. He was sworn into office for a second term on December 8, 2011. He was defeated by Victoria city councillor Lisa Helps on November 15, 2014.
Fortin has a B.A.(Geography), LLB (law) and M Ed (Counselling). He was executive director of the Burnside Gorge Community Association for 17 years before being elected Mayor. Previously, he helped establish and operate the Victoria Association for Street Kids for seven years. He has practiced as a lawyer in both Whitehorse and Victoria.
Honours and Awards
Honorary Citizen of Jiangsu Province (January 2013) - For his great contribution to the closer links between Jiangsu, China and Victoria, Canada
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012)
|Order of precedence|
The Heads of Consular Posts with jurisdiction in British Columbia
|Order of precedence in British Columbia
as of 2008[update]
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