Ben Isitt is a city councillor and CRD director, representing the public interest as secretary-treasurer of the Capital Region Housing Corporation, with 1500 units of housing under management, and serving on the board of the Island Corridor Foundation, with a mandate of restoring rail connectivity on Vancouver Island. In his professional life, Ben is an award-winning historian and legal scholar, who teaches history and has written three books on the politics of Canada and the world. He has travelled to more than 60 countries for work and pleasure, gaining a deep appreciation for cultural diversity, innovative urban design and the protection of natural ecosystems.
Why should I vote for you?
My track record as a city councillor standing up for people and the planet it clear. People from across the political spectrum have united behind the vision of social justice, ecological protection and good government. I will continue standing up for these priorities at city hall with your support.
Your main goal if elected?
My main goal is to ensure that local government is a positive force in our community, providing cost-effective infrastructure that supports people in leading healthy, active lifestyles, and pursuing development that creates affordable housing and economic opportunities while respecting Victoria’s heritage and leaving no one behind.