Judge Dismisses Case Against Mayor Gregor Robertson Involving HootSuite

Political rivals who alleged Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson acted in conflict of interest when he voted to grant Hootsuite a lease to a city-owned building have been dealt a blow.

A BC Supreme Court judge dismissed their petition. Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson called the petition “an abuse of the Court’s process on the basis that it is without foundation and can serve no useful purpose."

The petition was filed by Cedar Party mayoral hopeful Glen Chernen. It alleged that the mayor offered HootSuite a sweetheart deal for the building in exchange for campaign assistance. Hinkson ruled there was no evidence linking the two events.

The mayor says he is pleased with the judgment, according to a statement.


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