There are only two real issues of concern arising from Mayor Gregor Robertson's marital split
Much has been written about Mayor Gregor Robertson's separation from his wife Amy.
Tomorrow's Globe and Mail will carry another article, this one by columnist Gary Mason.
To me, there are only two real issues of concern about this unfortunate news story.
The first is the mayor's office would have sent an email from NPA vice president Rob Macdonald to city-hall reporter Jeff Lee.
(I had earlier mistakenly written that Macdonald had sent it to Lee after hearing Lee discuss this on CBC Radio. In fact, Lee has since informed me that it was the mayor's office that sent it.)
If the mayor's office sent the email to Lee, it raises questions about Vision's claim that the NPA was somehow involved in a smear campaign.
The second issue is this supposed downtown condo where Robertson is hanging his hat these days.
Given his strong support for various developers over the years, he owes it to the public to reveal who owns the building, whether he's renting, and if so, for how much per square foot.
And if Robertson owns the condo that he's calling home, he should tell people how much he paid per square foot for it.
Nobody in public office should be getting special deals, especially the mayor, even if it's as a result of a sad series of events in his home life.
So come clean, Mayor Robertson.
How much are you paying for this downtown condo?
Given the level of suspicion about Vision Vancouver's ties to the development industry, this offers an ideal opportunity to reassure your progressive supporters that your new home didn't come at a deep discount from one of your party's benefactors.