• 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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Democracy: Straight to Hamiltonians

By Steve Buist / Hamilton Spectator Here’s a novel concept for you. What if Hamilton residents came up with their own ideas for how the city could run and then presented those ideas to the politicians who might one day run the city? “It sounds a bit idealistic, doesn’t it?” said Norman Kearney, campaign director […]

Twitter fight like a scene from Chandler

Spectator columnist Andrew Dreschel invokes 1930s detective fiction writer Raymond Chandler in this piece about a Twitter cat fight. It’s a great read and a good tutorial on the burgeoning Hamilton mayoral campaign. (Image: Spectator Archives) * * * Perhaps it was the muggy weather that provoked it. Or maybe it’s just the overall political […]

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, […]

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