Petition Support for City Councillor Mike Wiebe
We are starting this petition as a show of solidarity for Councillor Mike Weibe. Mike has dedicated his time to the betterment of the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood as a local businessman, as a Chairman of the Mount Pleasant BIA, and further on as a member of the Vancouver City Council.
Mike is currently being persecuted for his hand in championing a city-wide emergency patio programme that allowed restaurants, breweries and cafés in Vancouver to extend their operations outside and create temporary patios during this pandemic, and has allowed businesses to continue operations in unprecedented circumstances. Mike was accused of a conflict of interest as he owns shares in the restaurant 8 ½, and Portside pub. We suggest that there was no conflict of interest as the program was broad and city-wide, and open to over 2500 establishments. We feel that if such a narrow view of conflict is enforced it could dissuade business people from serving on City Council.
We feel that this suit should be dismissed as frivolous, and without merit. Please sign our petition and show your support for Councillor Mike Wiebe.