McHattie and the 100-day tour

By Teri Pecoskie / The Hamilton Spectator Brian McHattie has a lot of walking ahead of him. The mayoral candidate and Ward 1 councillor has launched a 100-day tour of Hamilton’s nearly 200 neighbourhoods. His plan is visit at least one neighbourhood a day leading up to the Oct. 27  municipal election to meet residents […]

Rick Mercer on the municipal election

You probably don’t think of Rick Mercer in the same breath as the municipal election taking place in Ontario this fall. But the City of Burlington does. They’re showcasing this video of Mercer encouraging voters to find out if they’re on the list of registered voters.  The video explains a provincewide check-in system called voterlookup.ca, […]

American TV host skewers Hamilton mayor hopeful

By Matthew Van Dongen Hamilton’s latest mayoral candidate is happy to be the butt of jokes on late night U.S. television. Ejaz Butt, seventh candidate to enter  the Hamilton mayor’s race, was the focus of a segment in the monologue on Jimmy Kimmel Live. “I might make it part of my campaign slogan,” Butt laughed […]

UPDATED: Bratina will he or won’t run again?

In March, Bob Bratina announced he won’t seek re-election, but in July, he opened the door to a possible second run at the job.   See that will-he-or-won’t-he story here on thespec.com * * * The Spectator’s Andrew Dreschel reported in Friday’s column that Bob Bratina does not plan to run again as mayor of Hamilton., […]

Grant intended to promote diversity in local politics

A campaign is under way to have more women and visible minorities on the ballot for the October municipal election. The Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion has teamed up with Elect More Women and The Maytree Foundation to organize a boot camp to promote civic inclusion in government relations. With the help of a $122,500 […]

Election Survey starting to gain steam

An all-round, ward-specific voting guide is under way for the 2014 Municipal Election via a survey by the Hamilton Civic League. As The Hamilton Spectator’s Teviah Moro writes, results will help the league identify people’s priorities, according to where they live. (Image: A survey excerpt) * * * A survey meant to produce a guide […]

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