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