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.

Eisenberger, through the eyes of MacKay

Over the next several weeks, the Spectator’s editorial board will host the three major mayoral candidates for a Question & Answer session. First up: former mayor Fred Eisenberger. Here’s Spec cartoonist Graeme MacKay’s quick sketch:   What do you think of MacKay’s interpretation? Check back at thespec.com for coverage of Eisenberger’s editorial board.    

Dreschel: Mayoral candidates spar over LRT

By Andrew Dreschel SEE MORE by this author Councillor Brad Clark was authoritative in a know-it-all kind of way. Councillor Brian McHattie spoke more strongly than usual. And Fred Eisenberger subtly got in the most digs, nearly all directed at Clark. But when the Hamilton Business Leaders mayoral forum was over Thursday, there was no […]

Crystal Lavigne upset to be excluded

By Andrew Dreschel SEE MORE by this author As the municipal election gathers steam, the issue of who should and shouldn’t be treated seriously as a mayoral candidate is once again rearing its head. Political rookie Crystal Lavigne makes no bones she’s upset to be excluded from an upcoming mayoral forum organized by Hamilton business […]

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 […]

Longshot candidate wants 2-term limit

Phil Ryerson doesn’t care that he’s a longshot to become the city’s next mayor. “Life is a longshot,” says the 49-year-old single parent, “and I’m a fighter.” Ryerson is a stay-at-home dad caring for his 11-year-old handicapped son. The former doorman and cab driver sees himself as an outsider and an “in-your-face guy,” who won’t […]

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