• DEBATE

    Dreschel: Mayoral candidates spar over LRT

    By Andrew Dreschel SEE MORE by this author Councillor Brad Clark was authoritative in a know-it-all kind of way. Councillor Brian McHattie spoke more strongly than usual. And Fred Eisenberger subtly got in the most digs, nearly all directed at Clark. But when the Hamilton Business Leaders mayoral forum was over Thursday, there was no […]

  • POWERS-CLARK

    Russ Powers backs Brad Clark for mayor

    Retiring Dundas councillor Russ Powers is endorsing Brad Clark for mayor. At a news conference Sept. 16 in Dundas, Powers said he believes Clark understands how government works and will help Hamilton get the support it needs from senior governments. Read the rest of the story by Elections Editor Nicole MacIntyre at thespec.com

  • CITY HALL

    Off and running for the October vote

    In Toronto, the Rob and Doug Ford consumed all final registration day attention with their switch-around at the last minute.  In Hamilton, it was few surprises as the deadline for running in the Oct. 27 election passed.  Here is the local wrap up of the final slate of candidates. By  Matthew Van Dongen / Hamilton […]

  • TRUSTEES-front-page

    School trustee candidates band together

    By Meredith MacLeod/ Hamilton Spectator Seven public school trustee candidates in the October municipal election have banded together under a platform that includes putting a five-year moratorium on school closures. Experts say the move is highly unusual in a municipal election. It comes at a time when the board will see a big turnover in […]

  • Brad ClarkJohn Rennison The Hamilton Spectator3/17/14

    Clark: Pull the plug on Hamilton LRT

    By Matthew Van Dongen / Hamilton Spectator Mayoral candidate Brad Clark is officially calling on Hamilton to pull the plug on a contentious bid for an $811-million LRT system in favour of negotiating cheaper bus rapid transit with the province. The Stoney Creek councillor said he will oppose pursuing the 14-kilometre light-rail line from McMaster […]

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Crystal Lavigne upset to be excluded

By Andrew Dreschel SEE MORE by this author As the municipal election gathers steam, the issue of who should and shouldn’t be treated seriously as a mayoral candidate is once again rearing its head. Political rookie Crystal Lavigne makes no bones she’s upset to be excluded from an upcoming mayoral forum organized by Hamilton business […]

Myrie: Non-citizens should get to vote

By Evelyn Myrie SEE MOREarticles by this author Another opportunity to participate in the civic life of the city will soon be upon us with the municipal elections set for Oct. 27. But not everyone who lives here will have the opportunity to have a say. Those who are not citizens of Canada are disenfranchised. […]

THREE-MAYORAL

Mayoral race gets down to business

By Andrew Dreschel SEE MORE  from this author Labour Day is over. People are back from vacation. And the real municipal election period has now begun. Among the 10 nominees running for mayor of Hamilton, the big names on the slate remain fixed at three — Councillor Brian McHattie, Councillor Brad Clark, and former mayor […]

Municipal Politics: A New Approach

Commentary: By Louie Milojevic Achieving transformational change of a renaissance calibre in Hamilton requires that Hamiltonians elect leaders of no ordinary ability. This expectation is of course popularly voiced every election. However, encouraging greater voter participation and candidate diversity, initiatives historically heralded as the surest way of improving democratic government, gives voters only a partial […]

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