Gregor Robertson's decision not to run for re-election provokes strong online reaction

Jan 10 2018, 11:15 pm

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson announced on Wednesday that after a decade in his position, he won’t run for re-election this fall.

In a Facebook post, he said deciding not to run for re-election on October 20 was one of the hardest decisions of his life and a “bittersweet” choice.

His decision not to run for re-election provoked a wide range of reactions online, including a message from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

BC Premier John Horgan also released a statement, calling Robertson a “trusted colleague” that he has known for many years.

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

Horgan concluded by thanking Robertson “on behalf of British Columbians… for his many years of public service and wish him well in his future endeavours.”

And of course, numerous others took to social media to offer a wide range of thoughts and opinions on Robertson’s decision.

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