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 condence 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 signicant new allies when British Columbians elected the NDP.