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 […]
By Andrew Dreschel SEE MORE from this author Labour Day is over. People are back from vacation. And the real municipal election period has now begun. Among the 10 nominees running for mayor of Hamilton, the big names on the slate remain fixed at three — Councillor Brian McHattie, Councillor Brad Clark, and former mayor […]
Commentary: By Louie Milojevic Achieving transformational change of a renaissance calibre in Hamilton requires that Hamiltonians elect leaders of no ordinary ability. This expectation is of course popularly voiced every election. However, encouraging greater voter participation and candidate diversity, initiatives historically heralded as the surest way of improving democratic government, gives voters only a partial […]
By Andrew Dreschel The Hamilton and District Labour Council is endorsing Brian McHattie for mayor. McHattie was chosen based on a questionnaire of “priority issues” and a membership vote at a special Labour Council meeting last Wednesday, Aug. 13. Geoff Roman, acting Labour Council president, said McHattie was deemed the strongest candidate because of his […]
Longtime school board trustee Judith Bishop has announced she will not seek re-election in the Oct. 27 municipal election. She served as a Hamilton-Wentworth District school trustee for Ward 1 since 1988 and trustee for Ward 1/2 since 1998. She served as chair of the board five times. In a statement, she said she was […]