EXCLUSIVE: Major leadership shakeup at Pacifica Housing


WATCH: Former Victoria mayor Dean Fortin is no longer with Pacifica Housing. Tess van Straaten has the CHEK exclusive.

There’s been a major shakeup at one of Greater Victoria’s main affordable housing providers.

Former Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin is no longer with Pacific Housing.

The non-profit confirmed to CHEK News on Wednesday that they have parted ways with Fortin.

“There was a determination made at the end of 2018 that Dean would move on,” says Pacifica Housing board president Jaime Hall. “We parted ways and we’re moving forward.”

Hall and Pacifica staff wouldn’t divulge any other details, citing HR policy.

Pacifica Housing operates more than 1,000 units of affordable housing and supportive housing.

About 300 additional units are currently in the development stage.

Fortin was brought on as executive director three years ago.

The so-called Johnson Street Bridge boondoggle happened during Fortin’s stint as mayor of Victoria.

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