Candidates Speak: Fred Eisenberger

The Spectator is inviting all registered municipal candidates  to submit one piece of commentary, to be published in the paper and online.  See below for more information.  This is the first – by Fred Eisenberger * * * I am running to be Hamilton’s next mayor. Why am I doing it? After all, I’ve been […]

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 […]

Bratina is out: Who’s running for Hamilton mayor?

By Matthew Van Dongen All of a sudden the race for mayor is wide open. Removing a well-known if controversial incumbent like Bob Bratina from the  equation “will no doubt be a game changer,” said pollster Josh Justice, who conducted a confidential phone survey on possible candidates last month. Justice wouldn’t reveal the poll results, […]

Former Councillor Don Ross is fourth to join mayor’s race

Don Ross admits his run for mayor has been a long time coming — but not long enough to hurt his chances.

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