Brad Clark calls for “flexible BRT” and a rebrand of the HSR

Mayoral hopeful Brad Clark has laid out an ambitious plan to improve transit in Hamilton over the next eight years – a plan that will cost up to $24 million to operate overall. Clark announced several initiatives he plans to implement if elected: Create a “flexible BRT” system on several corridors across the city, including […]

EXCLUSIVE: Eisenberger leads in mayoral poll

By Matthew Van Dongen / Hamilton Spectator A new poll that gives Fred Eisenberger the early lead in Hamilton’s mayoral race also shows more than a third of voters remain undecided. The random poll of 839 city residents, conducted for the Spectator by Forum Research, shows the former mayor leading with 26 per cent support, […]

McHattie wants to attract skilled workers

Mayoral candidate Brian McHattie says Hamilton’s economic future depends on professional, highly skilled workers lured from Toronto and beyond. “I want our economic development department strategy to be laser-focused on jobs-rich sectors,” McHattie said at a campaign announcement Tuesday morning. As mayor, McHattie said, he’d focus on the medical, professional, and creative industries, as well […]

Dreschel: Mayoral candidates spar over LRT

By Andrew Dreschel SEE MORE by this author Councillor Brad Clark was authoritative in a know-it-all kind of way. Councillor Brian McHattie spoke more strongly than usual. And Fred Eisenberger subtly got in the most digs, nearly all directed at Clark. But when the Hamilton Business Leaders mayoral forum was over Thursday, there was no […]

Russ Powers backs Brad Clark for mayor

Retiring Dundas councillor Russ Powers is endorsing Brad Clark for mayor. At a news conference Sept. 16 in Dundas, Powers said he believes Clark understands how government works and will help Hamilton get the support it needs from senior governments. Read the rest of the story by Elections Editor Nicole MacIntyre at thespec.com

Crystal Lavigne upset to be excluded

By Andrew Dreschel SEE MORE by this author As the municipal election gathers steam, the issue of who should and shouldn’t be treated seriously as a mayoral candidate is once again rearing its head. Political rookie Crystal Lavigne makes no bones she’s upset to be excluded from an upcoming mayoral forum organized by Hamilton business […]

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