• 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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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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