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Co-founders Daniel Fontaine and Mike Klassen agree to retire City Caucus blog
Vancouver, BC (July 3, 2012) – After 1,304 days as a go-to source of political news and commentary for British Columbians, the City Caucus blog (also knows as CityCaucus.com) will no longer be updated. A labour of love started by two fans of politics and public policy – Daniel Fontaine and Mike Klassen – it was decided that the considerable personal time and effort running the City Caucus website could no longer be justified.
"It is with a heavy heart that we are announcing the end of the City Caucus blog," says editor and co-founder Mike Klassen. "We are indebted to so many people for their support over the years. We'd like to thank our many contributors who truly made City Caucus a dialogue with a difference, as well as the hundreds of folks who've weighed into the discussions through comments, emails and tweets.
"We are also indebted to Vancouver's media," adds Klassen, "whose own work helped to make our work better and who understood instinctively that blogs can provide a credible source of news and information."
Over the July long weekend the City Caucus blog surpassed five million page views. It was agreed by Fontaine and Klassen that they should end the blog on a high note.
"While we both have enjoyed creating a venue for so many unique and diverse points of view, I know the amount of time Mike has put into the blog uncompensated over the years and respect his decision to move on," says co-founder Daniel Fontaine. "We're both grateful to have worked with so many members of the mainstream media, and thankful for everyone who contributed to make City Caucus something we are proud of after three and a half years."
Daniel and Mike will continue to comment on politics and news of the day at other venues. The CityCaucus Twitter account and Facebook fan page will remain active for news links and other updates.