McHattie kicks off the race
Brian McHattie has fired the first official salvo in a 10-month mayoral battle by suggesting the incumbent is missing in action. Mayor Bob Bratina, meanwhile, says he’s happy to stand on his record — even if he won’t confirm his widely-expected candidacy.
McHattie was the first to register for a shot at the big chair in the Oct. 27 election, vowing to be a more activist and co-operative council leader on issues such as poverty, transit, air quality and jobs for youth. The veteran Ward 1 councillor labelled Bratina “a bit of a funny mayor” who “hasn’t been that involved” in critical council business. Read more at thespec.com