Former Ward 8 alderman Don Ross won’t be running for Hamilton mayor. The 70-year-old retired executive made the announcement that he’s withdrawing from the race to replace Mayor Bob Bratina via a message on Twitter on Monday (April 14). “After many discussions with friends and family and soul searching I have decided to withdraw,” he […]
The Spectator is inviting all registered municipal candidates to submit one piece of commentary, to be published in the paper and online. See below for more information. This is the first – by Fred Eisenberger * * * I am running to be Hamilton’s next mayor. Why am I doing it? After all, I’ve been […]
By Matthew Van Dongen Hamilton’s latest mayoral candidate is happy to be the butt of jokes on late night U.S. television. Ejaz Butt, seventh candidate to enter the Hamilton mayor’s race, was the focus of a segment in the monologue on Jimmy Kimmel Live. “I might make it part of my campaign slogan,” Butt laughed […]
New federal regulations on medical marijuana officially take effect this week (April 1). Health Canada predicts users will balloon from the current 38,000 to as many as 450,000 within a decade. Pot may well be an issue in the 2014 municipal election campaign, since producers are looking for sites to grow in cities like Hamilton.
By Matthew Van Dongen / The Hamilton Spectator Fred Eisenberger is officially in the race. The 61-year-old was mayor from 2006 to 2010. He was defeated by Bob Bratina in that 2010 re-election bid and came in third behind another former mayor, Larry Di Ianni. Di Ianni is also rumoured to be mulling another run. […]
Exploring the motivations of mayoralty candidate Crystal Lavigne, who has dreamed of being mayor since childhood. * * * By Jon Wells / Hamilton Spectator The candidate for mayor lacks polish, has no political resumé and no public name recognition. But while veteran politicians running for mayor in the October municipal election may speak of […]
The Spectator’s Andrew Dreschel reported in Friday’s column that Bob Bratina does not plan to run again as mayor of Hamilton., and that he will seek a Liberal nomination instead. Bratina confirmed after the column appeared that he will not stand again for election as mayor. * * * Read the story update to […]
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