Gre­gor Robert­son

Vancouver Magazine - - Cover Story -

f (#2, 2016) MAYOR, CITY OF VAN­COU­VER

Civic Icon The elec­tion of NPA coun­cil­lor Hec­tor Brem­nar in the re­cent by-elec­tion shows ac­ity-wide slip in con™dence for Robert­son’s Vi­sion Van­cou­ver and a slip in his po­si­tion on this list. But of all the crises Gre­gor Robert­son has had to nav­i­gate in the nine years he’s been mayor, the opi­oid cri­sis has likely been the most ur­gent. In June, when the city pro­jected 400 lives would be lost by the end of the year (it’s now over 1,000), Robert­son called it a “blood­bath” and pleaded with Ot­tawa for afed­eral re­sponse. He’s had the prime min­is­ter’s re­spect and at­ten­tion, but he gained signi™cant new al­lies when Bri­tish Columbians elected the NDP.

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