Gregor Robertson has pulled off a civic hat trick, becoming mayor of Vancouver for the third time.
The centre-left Vision Vancouver candidate’s main opponent, academic and former Vancouver Sun journalist Kirk LaPointe of the right-wing Non-Partisan Association (NPA), conceded defeat at 10:50 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15.
Robertson led all evening after the polls closed. With all 129 polls reporting, Robertson had taken 83,529 votes to LaPointe’s 73,443 votes.
Meena Wong, the mayoral candidate for the progressive party COPE, came third with 16,791 votes.
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For the first time in decades I worked in a Toronto election.
I thought that Olivia Chow would make a great mayor and I was worried that Rob Ford could win, but I was also concerned about the anyone-but-Ford movement. We have seen a strong move to strategic voting in most of the last few elections but in this case it made absolutely no sense. We had an excellent candidate for mayor in Olivia and John Tory is a Tory, true blue. So why on earth would anyone progressive vote for him?