TALEEB Noormohamed announced on Thursday that due to health concerns, he is exiting the Vision Vancouver mayoral nomination race.
Vision Vancouver in a statement said: “While this is disappointing news, the Vision Vancouver Board of Directors deeply respects Taleeb’s personal decision, and wishes him a fast recovery and ongoing good health. Decisions like this are never easy.
“In the short time that Taleeb has participated in this race, his passion and commitment to Vision and to Vancouver was clear. His campaign advanced new ideas, and encouraged and facilitated a healthy conversation about a future of our city that is inclusive, sustainable and affordable.
“Vision thanks Taleeb for his contribution to our party, and we look forward to continuing to work with him as we move towards the fall election.”
Noormohamed, a tech entrepreneur, had announced his mayoral bid just last week.
Noormohamed, an Ismaili whose parents came to Canada from East Africa, was involved in organizing the 2010 Winter Olympics. He has worked for several short-term rental companies and also worked on a federal government review of the 1985 Air India bombing file. In 2011, he was a federal Liberal candidate from North Vancouver, but lost.