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"Mayor Gregor Robertson has divested himself from the company he co-founded, city hall annual financial disclosure statements revealed yesterday.mRobertson's annual financial disclosure statement, dated January 8, 2013, does not list Happy Planet Juice Company among his holdings. The Financial Disclosure Act requires local government officials to disclose the name of each corporation in which one or more shares are held, including shares held by a trustee.

"Last fall, Robertson's name was omitted from the company's redesigned packaging, which now displays only vice-president of business development Randal Ius as "co-founder."...Robertson and Ius started Happy Planet in 1994. Robertson left day-to-day operations in 2005 when he won election as the Vancouver-Fraserview NDP MLA. Robertson continued to list Happy Planet on his annual city hall disclosure form, even after winning a second term as mayor in 2011 with Vision Vancouver.

"One of Ius and Robertson's early Happy Planet backers was Renewal Partners, the venture capital fund run by Joel Solomon and Carol Newell, key funders of Vision Vancouver." [1]


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  1. BIV Robertson sells out of his Happy Planet Juice Co.: city hall disclosures, organizational web page, accessed May 26, 2013.