Wine store uses mayor’s stepping aside announcement to promote champagne sales

John Kurucz - Vancouver Courier

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News of Mayor Gregor Robertson’s decision to not seek re-election has lit up social media to the point that the outgoing’s mayor’s name is now trending Canada-wide.

Here’s what people are saying:

Premier John Horgan also issued the following statement:

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“I have known Gregor Robertson for many years. He was a trusted colleague when we worked together as MLAs in Victoria, and he is a valued partner as we work with local governments to make life better for people.

“From transit and transportation, to housing and homelessness, Gregor has been a passionate advocate for people. He can be proud of the work he and council have done to make Vancouver the greenest city in the world.

“On behalf of British Columbians, I want to thank Gregor for his many years of public service and wish him well in his future endeavors.”