The mayors of the Vancouver region's two biggest cities are out as the leaders of TransLink's mayors council after Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan argued they should not be in charge because they are in a conflict of interest over the billion-dollar projects planned for their municipalities.
In a surprise vote, Mr. Corrigan defeated Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson on Thursday in his bid for a third term as the chair of the mayors council.
Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner chose not to seek re-election as vice-chair after Mr. Robertson lost the vote. District of North Vancouver Mayor Richard Walton was elected the vice-chair over New Westminster Mayor Jonathan Coté, another mayor who has a major transportation project looming. The votes were secret ballots.
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