Eijaz Butt Taxi Union.Photo by Usman Khan

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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3 Responses to “Labour leader Ejaz Butt runs for mayor”
  1. Chris says:

    He looks like an excellent candidate for the race. He’s a union guy, which is the kind of guy we need. He’s also got a pretty impressive C.V., including positions of major responsibility – like being a major in the Pakistani army for 12 years. He has my vote! I like his name too – it’s pretty funny, and that’s a good way to attract attention to our city.

  2. Justin says:

    Don’t be fooled by this guy. He was ousted from the taxi union because he was swindling money. He has a long history of being an untrustworthy businessman. Hamilton does NOT need this man as its mayor.

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