Premier Christy Clark has issued the following statement on the death of Art Phillips:
"Vancouver has lost one of its greatest city-builders and elder statesmen in Art Phillips. A gentleman in every sense of the word, Art was concerned with improving the quality of life in Vancouver.
"As mayor, he was a transformational leader who helped make one of Canada's great cities the envy of the world. He achieved success in business, community work and in his private life - always with a generous spirit and while remembering to lend a helping hand to those less fortunate. We who are lucky enough to call Vancouver home owe him a great debt.
"I extend my deepest condolences to Carole Taylor and his family, and join in mourning Art Phillips' passing."
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