Peter Pollen

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Peter Pollen
Mayor of Victoria, British Columbia
In office
Preceded byCourtney J. Haddock
Succeeded byMichael D. W. Young
In office
Preceded byWilliam J. Tindall
Succeeded byGretchen Brewin
Leader of the BC Conservative Party
In office
Personal details
Bornc. 1927[1]
Died (aged 89)
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Alma materUniversity of Toronto

Peter Pollen (October 26, 1927 – January 3, 2017) was a Canadian politician from British Columbia who was the mayor of Victoria, B.C. from 1971 to 1975 and from 1981 to 1985.[2]

He was raised in Saskatchewan and Ontario and came to Victoria at the age of 34 to assist a local Ford dealer. Instead, the dealer persuaded him to take over the dealership.[2] Pollen ran unsuccessfully as the British Columbia Social Credit Party candidate in the 1968 by-election in Oak Bay.[3] From 1985 to 1986, he was the leader of the British Columbia Progressive Conservative Party. In 2011, the Hallmark Society, an association dedicated to heritage preservation in Victoria, presented Pollen with a merit award for "his contributions to the heritage fabric of Victoria".[4]

He died on January 3, 2017, at the age of 89.[5]


  1. ^ Pollen's still on road less travelled: [Final Edition] Gibson, JimView Profile. Times - Colonist [Victoria, B.C] 28 Apr 2002: D1 / FRONT.
  2. ^ a b Campbell, Leslie (April 2012). "Mayor Peter". Focus Online. Retrieved 2017-01-04.
  3. ^ "Electoral History of British Columbia, 1871–1986" (PDF). Elections British Columbia. Retrieved 2017-01-04.
  4. ^ "Victoria skyline Pollen's legacy". Victoria News. April 8, 2011. Retrieved 2017-01-04.
  5. ^ Média, Bell (January 4, 2017). "Peter Pollen, former mayor of Victoria, has died". iHeartRadio. Retrieved 2017-01-04.