A final film pitch from McHattie

With the election just days away, Brian McHattie has turned to film to get his message across. In a slick, two and half minute YouTube video using drone visuals of the city, McHattie explains his approach to leadership. He notes he doesn’t like politics, but does it because he loves the city and has a […]

Early voters flock to Burlington

By Matthew Van Dongen Hamilton has advance poll envy. In Burlington, more than 11,000 people cast an advance poll vote – many of them online – representing close to 10 per cent of all eligible voters in the city. Toronto, too, is seeing record advance poll numbers – more than 125,000 – in the midst […]

Eisenberger in driver’s seat with 37% support says pollster

With exactly one week to Election Day, a new poll suggests Fred Eisenberger is far and away the mayoral frontrunner, making the race his to lose. According to the poll, the former mayor has the support of 37 per cent of decided and leaning voters while Councillors Brad Clark (25 per cent) and Brian McHattie […]

Your chance to vote on People’s Platform proposals

Six of the city’s mayoral candidates will react to elements of the People’s Platform, a civic wish-list created though participants’ votes, at an event Oct. 20, 2014. Brad Clark, Brian McHattie, Ejaz Butt, Fred Eisenberger, Michael Baldasaro and Michael Pattison will be at Volunteer Hamilton (267 King St. E.) at 10 a.m. to present their […]

How they voted

By Matthew Van Dongen On the surface your city councillors seemed a co-operative bunch over the past four years, even in the face of obvious controversy. City manager Chris Murray noted the trend in a look-back speech last month: a “strong majority” of councillors voted together 75 per cent of the time. That’s quite a […]

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 […]

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