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 […]

Clark: Pull the plug on Hamilton LRT

By Matthew Van Dongen / Hamilton Spectator Mayoral candidate Brad Clark is officially calling on Hamilton to pull the plug on a contentious bid for an $811-million LRT system in favour of negotiating cheaper bus rapid transit with the province. The Stoney Creek councillor said he will oppose pursuing the 14-kilometre light-rail line from McMaster […]

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 […]

Labour leader Ejaz Butt runs for mayor

Taxi driver Ejaz Butt is  the seventh person to enter the Hamilton mayor’s race, his first foray as a candidate although he’s been active in politics for 25 years. Butt, founding president of the Ontario Taxi Workers Union, he said he’s concerned about the Light Rail Transit  proposal and the state of the taxi industry […]

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