Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson and his wife, Amy have come to the mutual decision to amicably separate.
In a statement, Robertson says that he appreciates the public’s understanding and privacy, particularly for the sake of their children.
Shortly after, in a separate release issued by Robertson’s Vision Vancouver party, they called on the opposing NPA Caucus to explain the “spread of false rumours and personal attacks” on the Vancouver mayor and his family.
Vision Vancouver spokesperson Marcella Munro says that “the public deserves to know these are the kind of tactics the NPA has been moving forward with.”
However, NPA Caucus Chair Elizabeth Ball says it’s Vision Vancouver that is spreading false rumours because that is simply not true.
“We have no comment because we have not seen at any time or heard anything like that, we support the mayor in terms of his privacy at this time, which must be a difficult time, so we think it’s important that people give him his privacy here.”
Rob MacDonald, with the NPA, who has been accused by the Vision Vancouver party of sending an e mail with false rumours and personal attacks towards mayor Roberston has responded to CKNW via e mail: “The NPA is not involved in any personal attacks on Gregor Robertson, nor am I. I think very highly of Amy Robertson who has been very kind to my son, and I wish her all the best.”