It’s clear that LRT will be an election issue, whether in the municipal vote in October, or at the provincial level in a possible election this spring. Above: Spectator editorial cartoonist Graeme MacKay speculates on the delays that might occur before Hamilton gets LRT. Below, Spectator columnist Andrew Dreschel reports on the funding scenario being … Continue reading
By Matthew Van Dongen Attention light-rail fans: Mayor Bob Bratina says he’s always been keen on LRT. Just not along the $800-million east-west route council is asking the province to fund.
Bob Assadourian: ‘passion’ got the best of him / Hamilton Spectator file photo By Andrew Dreschel Given the building election fever, it’s no surprise Hamilton has recorded its first alleged Municipal Elections Act violation of the young campaign. City staff has notified freshly-baked Ward 3 candidate Bob Assadourian that he broke the rules by using … Continue reading
Ward 1 candidate Ira Rosen has made his support public for a new development on Leland Street, despite some objections by residents. (Above, one of the street perspectives for 71-77 Leland Street) The proposal is for an apartment building geared to students, with 129 furnished bachelor suites in a five-storey complex. Rosen says a purpose-built … Continue reading
A telephone survey asking Hamiltonians to rate the “likability” of seven local politicians set talk ablaze Friday at the water cooler and on social media over who’s doing polling for the mayor’s race. The automated poll asks voter a series of questions to rate or compare Councillors Tom Jackson, Lloyd Ferguson, Terry Whitehead, incumbent mayor … Continue reading
The extreme cold of recent weeks underscores the issue of homelessness in Hamilton, an important topic in the campaign for the October municipal election.
From time to time during the 2014 election year, SpecVotes will do quick background briefings on issues that are of interest provincewide. Fluoride is a logical pick, since so many Ontario communities are currently struggling with this sensitive topic.