Graeme MacKay on Bob Bratina

Spectator editorial cartoonist Graeme MacKay has had his eye on Hamilton mayor Bob Bratina since before the 2010 municipal vote that saw the former radio broadcaster elected. Here’s a gallery of some of the highlights of Bratina’s term, which ends this fall. Bratina has announced he’s not running again for mayor. See more on MacKay’s […]

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., […]

Why is Brian McHattie running so hard?

By Andrew Dreschel For everyone except Brian McHattie, the Hamilton mayor’s race is still very much in the phoney war stage. Mayor Bob Bratina has broadly hinted he intends to seek re-election, but has yet to register and rumours are growing he may step aside. Former mayor Fred Eisenberger says he intends to run but […]

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 […]

Mayor infuriates some with LRT blog post

By Matthew Van Dongen Attention light-rail fans: Mayor Bob Bratina says he’s always been keen on LRT. Just not along the $800-million east-west route council is asking the province to fund.

What Hamilton Hive member Ryan Moran looks for in a politician

The first in a series of Q&A features with Hamilton’s young professionals – members of Hamilton Hive – in the lead-up to the 2014 Municipal Election.  Name:  Ryan Moran

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