Labour leader Ejaz Butt runs for mayor

Eijaz Butt Taxi Union. Photo by Usman Khan

Taxi driver Ejaz Butt is  the seventh person to enter the Hamilton mayor’s race, his first foray as a candidate although he’s been active in politics for 25 years.

Butt, founding president of the Ontario Taxi Workers Union, he said he’s concerned about the Light Rail Transit  proposal and the state of the taxi industry in the city.

A native of Pakistan, Butt served in that country’s army for 12 years, rising to the rank of major before coming to Canada in 1987.

Others running for mayor are former mayor Fred Eisenberger, former alderman Don Ross, current councillors Brad Clark and Brian McHattie, perennial candidate Michael Baldasaro and rookie Crystal Lavigne.

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