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

2 Responses to “McHattie kicks off the race”
  1. I noticed at there is a tag for every candidate but me MICHAEL BALDASARO, notwithstanding the fact that I am the only Mayoral Candidate to complete your Mayoral questionnaire. This seems a bit unfair, especially as you have included all the other Mayoral Candidates TAGS.

    • THE SPEC in response to above post by Rev. Baldasaro:
      “We’ve removed the tag “cloud” you were referencing. The tags are generated in the cloud automatically, and although your name appeared there, the balance between candidates isn’t possible to adjust. So it was decided not to use the tag cloud following your comment. Thank you for your observation about the tags.”

      Thank you SPECVOTES – This is the best election coverage ever.
      No doubt SPECVOTES will be presented with an award in this 2014 municipal election.
      Rev. Baldasaro

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