Statement from Mayor Gregor Robertson on the Passing of Margaret Mitchell

March 10, 2017 | Uncategorized

I am deeply saddened to hear of Margaret Mitchell’s passing, she's been a great inspiration to me and so many Vancouverites. A tireless advocate for marginalized communities, Margaret’s tenacity in fighting for women’s equality under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and being the first Member of Parliament to support a redress for the Chinese Canadian head tax leaves a legacy that touches us all today.  I was honoured to recognize Margaret with Vancouver City Council’s highest award -  the Freedom of the City - in a private ceremony last year. She leaves us with an enduring legacy for social justice, progressive change, and hope for a better future. 

-Mayor Gregor Robertson