MacKay’s take on McHattie, Clark

Mayoral candidates Brian McHattie and Brad Clark both had meetings with the Spectator’s Editorial Board today. Continuing our series of Graeme McKay’s sketches of mayoral candidates, here’s his take on Brian McHattie and Brad Clark.       What do you think? Watch for a roundup of Eisenberger, Clark, and McHattie’s editorial board meetings in […]

Election story roundup for Wed., Oct. 8

As the Oct. 27 election approaches, the Spec’s coverage is heating up. In today’s paper, Emma Reilly examines whether candidates should live in their wards: “Downtown Councillor Jason Farr lives outside his ward. So did the late Bernie Morelli. Same with Ward 14 Councillor Robert Pasuta. Several candidates in this municipal election — including Farr and […]

Eisenberger, through the eyes of MacKay

Over the next several weeks, the Spectator’s editorial board will host the three major mayoral candidates for a Question & Answer session. First up: former mayor Fred Eisenberger. Here’s Spec cartoonist Graeme MacKay’s quick sketch:   What do you think of MacKay’s interpretation? Check back at thespec.com for coverage of Eisenberger’s editorial board.    

Ranked ballot a priority for 2018 civic elections, Premier Wynne says

Premier Kathleen Wynne has ordered her municipal affairs minister to give Ontario cities the option of using ranked ballots in the 2018 civic elections. In her mandate letter to Ted McMeekin, Wynne spells out the importance of leading “from the activist centre” with democratic reforms. “We will place emphasis on partnerships with businesses, communities and […]

The Fine Art of Casting a Ballot

By M Adrian Brassington Historically, Hamiltonians have returned incumbent councillors more than 90 per cent of the time. Why? Familiarity? Comfort? Better the devil you know …? Fear of things getting worse than they have been? All of the above? I think if you were to examine election results going back to the 1970s, you’d […]

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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