This page provides greater detail on a variety of major issues including some of those identified in “My Record” and “My Platform”. Under the relevant issue, it also contains reports that I have taken to CRD. For example, recommendations on defending the Regional Growth Strategy. A new page for my website provides access to electronic media such as You Tube videos. Finally, testimonials are included below.
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2011 Gorge Canada Day Picnic
Dr. Beverley Mitchell
"With his thoughtful,independent approach, Vic Derman stands out amongst Saanich Councillors. At the CRD, notably on sewage and sustainability, he continues to provide strong leadership. Vic is a great asset to Saanich and our region.”
Cadboro Bay Resident David Ferguson
"I admire and trust Vic Derman. He cares about issues, does careful research around
them, and presents clear, concise, and common-
Dr. Beverley Mitchell, SSA
“Vic Derman is a wonderful advocate for local farms and locally grown food. He has shown great leadership in listening to farmers, understanding issues, and presenting Council with a clear picture of the support needed to maintain this valuable food supply.”
John Lowan -
“I have had the privilege of serving on both Municipal and CRD committees chaired by Vic and have been continually impressed by his dedication and his efforts and foresight related to global warming and the links between land use and transportation.”
“.........Throughout this process, one director has stood out as a responsible voice of reason and that is Director Vic Derman, Councillor from the District of Saanich. The first thing that impressed me was how thoroughly Vic had researched traditional, and emerging and innovative technologies for sewage treatment around the world. His questions were insightful and showed his commitment to planning the most effective, environmentally and fiscally responsible solution. When staff or the consultants voiced opinions that Vic felt were contradictory to his information, he requested additional information in a respectful but assertive manner. He has constantly challenged the externally imposed timelines as unreasonable and he was influential in getting the Committee to successfully request that the Provincial Government extend the deadline for certain deliverables by one year......
.......Many people call themselves progressives but, in my opinion, often vote for
the status quo rather than voting for what is right from a principled position. I
believe that if the CRD proceeds with the proposed “Path Forward” for our sewage
treatment system, we will have missed an opportunity to implement a socially, fiscally
and environmentally responsible sewage treatment system based on integrated resource
management principles and innovative technologies. To avoid making this fundamental
error, I would ask Saanich residents to re-
Jane Sterk -
(Provided in 2008 .......excepted from the full quote)
I would like to acknowledge Councilor Vic Derman for all the time he has given to our community initiatives and concerns. He has attended many important meetings in our neighbourhoods to openly and honestly discuss controversial topics. He is willing to go against the grain to stand up for community values and principals.
Vic is an individual who, I believe, understands and gets what our communities are up against. His insight and experience on Council are invaluable assets that will serve our community well in the future. He encourages communication and empowers residents to get involved.
Vic Derman is the only Councilor who has articulated and documented a new Vision for the changing and challenging times ahead. He has shared his vision at community meetings to create community dialogue and input.
In closing, Vic Derman is a man of integrity who has earned my trust and respect.
Mrs. Deborah Dickson
"Vic deserves his great reputation. We asked for help on an issue frustrating our neighbourhood. He met with us several times, heard our concerns and then set to sorting things out. We were all very impressed and appreciative."
Cordova Bay resident Bev Smith
“I STRONGLY support Vic Derman for SaanichCouncil and the CRD. He has served Saanich and CRD residents with integrity, intelligence and hard work. His ideas on regional sustainability and the sewage treatment project provide solutions in the best interest of the environment and taxpayers”
Carol Pickup -
“Vic has an impressive grasp of issues facing Saanich and the region. He is not afraid to ask tough questions and challenge questionable answers. Vic’s vision, commitment and years of service have earned the trust and respect of Saanich voters”
Ian Graeme – Respected Community Activist
”For twelve years, I have witnessed, and benefited from, the insight, values, integrity and courage demonstrated by Director Derman at the Capital Region Board (CRD). He has improved our regional
services and many individual projects. Most importantly, he has bettered our quality of life”
Graham Hill -
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