Group fighting sale of Mountain Equipment Co-op to U.S. firm wants court to delay deal

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People opposed to the sale of Vancouver-based Mountain Equipment Co-op to a U.S. investment firm are hoping to ask a B.C. Supreme Court judge to delay the deal.
VANCOUVER --

The sale would see the longtime co-op go private following financial struggles made worse by the pandemic, and the transaction still requires regulatory and court approval.

Kevin Harding with the Save MEC campaign said nobody told the co-op's members what was happening.

"We're really fighting an uphill climb," Harding said, and added he is hopeful they'll get a chance to intervene in the ongoing proceedings at B.C. Supreme Court, and successfully request the sale be stalled to buy time to come up with a counter-offer.

"What we're asking for right now is what MEC hasn't given members of…
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