Peter Pollen, Canadian politician, Died at 89

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Peter Pollen was born in 1927, and died on January 3, 2017.

He was a Canadian politician.

Peter Pollen was from the British Columbia and was the mayor of Victoria, B.C. from 1971 to 1975 and from 1981 to 1985.

Peter was raised in Saskatchewan and Ontario and came to Victoria at the age of 34 to assist a local Ford dealer.

But instead, the dealer persuaded him to take over the dealership.

He ran unsuccessfully as the British Columbia Social Credit Party candidate in the 1968 by-election in Oak Bay.

From 1985 to 1986, Peter Pollen was the leader of the British Columbia Progressive Conservative Party.

During 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”.

Peter Pollen passed away at 89 years old.

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