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Bittu George

The son of immigrant parents from India, Bittu was born and raised in Kingston. He has lived in various neighbourhoods in the Kingston West area (‘the township’) since the age of 3. Bittu attended several local schools: Polson Park Public School, Truedell Public School, Bayridge Public School, and Bayridge Secondary School. He also attended Queen’s University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Political Studies and his Bachelor of Laws degree.

After articling with a Kingston lawyer, Bittu was called to the Bar in 2002. He started his own practice in 2003, until joining the law firm of Cunningham, Swan, Carty, Little & Bonham in 2005. During this time, he was also serving as the City Councillor for Collins-Bayridge from 2003 to 2006. In 2005, Bittu was elected by City Council to the post of Deputy Mayor for a 1-year term.

In 2007, Bittu was appointed as a Member (adjudicator) of the Landlord and Tenant Board by an Order-in-Council of the Government of Ontario. He was re-appointed to this position in 2009. In 2012, Bittu was appointed to the Social Justice Tribunals Ontario (SJTO), with cross appointments to both the Landlord and Tenant Board and the Social Benefits Tribunal. This appointment concluded in March 2014.

Until recently, Bittu has been working as a residential financing specialist with the National Bank of Canada. He will be joining a financial services company in the fall.

Bittu is the recipient of several awards, such as the City of Kingston Certificate of Appreciation, the Kingston Township Community Policing Association Volunteer Award, Canada Post Corporation Scholarship Award, and the Canada Youth Award.