Premier John Horgan released the following statement about Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson's decision to not seek re-election in 2018:
“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.”