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 […]

EXCLUSIVE: Eisenberger leads in mayoral poll

By Matthew Van Dongen / Hamilton Spectator A new poll that gives Fred Eisenberger the early lead in Hamilton’s mayoral race also shows more than a third of voters remain undecided. The random poll of 839 city residents, conducted for the Spectator by Forum Research, shows the former mayor leading with 26 per cent support, […]

Mayoral race gets down to business

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 […]

McHattie gets labour endorsement

 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 […]

Shakespeare, swords & other election notes

By Matthew Van Dongen Mayoralty Candidates in tights Some election candidates aren’t afraid of the “Fringe” label. Four would-be councillors and three mayoral candidates fundraised for a chance to hit the stage Wednesday for the kick-off of Hamilton’s Fringe Festival. Aspiring mayoral thespian Michael Baldasaro earned the loudest acclaim for parading around the stage in […]

Two ex-mayors and one new candidate face off

Two ex-mayors and one mayoralty hopeful came out Wednesday with the first formal hits of the October campaign.

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