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Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and his wife Amy Robertson are separating, according to a statement from the mayor’s office on Saturday.

“As people close to our family are aware, we recently agreed to separate,” the Robertsons said, in a joint statement.

“This is a personal and private matter for our family, and contrary to false rumours being spread online, it is a mutual decision that we made amicably and together. We appreciate understanding and privacy, especially for our kids.”

The mayor’s office said Robertson would not discuss the “false rumours,” nor was he available for an interview. His office confirmed that has moved out of his Kitsilano house and into an apartment building downtown.

Meantime, the mayor’s party Vision Vancouver also issued a statement Saturday, calling on the leader of the NPA to explain why he spread “false rumours and personal attacks” on the mayor and his family.


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