OPINION: What is Brad Clark thinking?

By Margaret Shkimba SEE MORE by this author It was with heartfelt dismay that I read the comments recently made by city councillor and mayoral candidate Brad Clark dismissing the need for LRT in the Greater Hamilton Area as wanted but not needed. Not only that, he has filed a freedom of information request with […]

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. […]

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 […]

What will it take to bring out voters?

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Even though the June 12 Ontario election produced a slight uptick in voter turnout, it’s still a long road to seeing a significantly higher proportion of the population casting their ballots. Writer Margaret Shkimba produced this commentary on the issue. * * * By Margaret Shkimba I went on TV last week. Cable 14. That’s […]

Candidates Speak: Fred Eisenberger

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The Spectator is inviting all registered municipal candidates¬† to submit one piece of commentary, to be published in the paper and online.¬† See below for more information.¬† This is the first – by Fred Eisenberger * * * I am running to be Hamilton’s next mayor. Why am I doing it? After all, I’ve been […]

Dreschel: NDP says the rich should fund LRT

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It’s clear that LRT is an election issue. Above: Spectator editorial cartoonist Graeme MacKay speculates on delays that might occur before Hamilton gets LRT. Below, Spectator columnist Andrew Dreschel reports on the funding scenario being promoted by the NDP. * * * By Andrew Dreschel NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says Hamilton’s proposed LRT system should […]

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