Dean Fortin

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His Worship
Dean Fortin
Dean Fortin 2011.jpg
Fortin in 2011
Mayor of Victoria, British Columbia
In office
December 2, 2008 – December 4, 2014
Preceded by Alan Lowe
Succeeded by Lisa Helps
Personal details
Born (1959-03-01) March 1, 1959 (age 56)
Kamloops, British Columbia
Nationality Canadian
Alma mater University of Victoria
Occupation lawyer

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.[1]

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.[2]

Honours and Awards[edit]

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)


  1. ^ Simmons, Brian (20 November 2014). "New Mayor and Council Inauguration". Retrieved 1 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Victoria, City Hall.

See also[edit]

Order of precedence
Preceded by
The Heads of Consular Posts with jurisdiction in British Columbia
Order of precedence in British Columbia
as of 2008
Succeeded by
Gregor Robertson, The Mayor of Vancouver