• ELECTION RESULTS: GO TO THESPEC.COM

    The municipal election ended across Ontario on Monday,  setting up Hamilton for a new mayor and at least four new councillors.  Election results are available on thespec.com

  • Election day is near, do you know where your poll is?

    The City of Hamilton has created an interactive locator to help voters find their polling station. Hamiltonians on the voters list can enter their address and find directions to the assigned poll. To confirm that you are on the voters list, and get election day information, go to hamilton.ca.

  • Assigning Mayoral Profiles

    Ever wonder how important assignment decisions are made? Next week’s special election supplement will include long-form profiles of the three major mayoral candidates: Brad Clark, Fred Eisenberger and Brian McHattie. Watch Election editor Nicole MacIntyre assign profiles to reporters Matthew Van Dongen, Emma Reilly and Meredith MacLeod below.

  • Video Q&A with Mayoral candidates

    The Spectator’s editorial board met with the top three mayoral candidates this week. Here are videos of their interviews.

  • Transit talk on the campaign trail

    After the Thanksgiving break, Mayoral candidate Brad Clark has come out swinging on transit. Andrew Dreschel writes: With less than two weeks to Election Day, Brad Clark has dramatically reframed the LRT debate. The Stoney Creek councillor and former Ontario transportation minister initially trumpeted bus rapid transit as a cheaper alternative to light rail, which […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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