McHattie wants to attract skilled workers

Mayoral candidate Brian McHattie says Hamilton’s economic future depends on professional, highly skilled workers lured from Toronto and beyond. “I want our economic development department strategy to be laser-focused on jobs-rich sectors,” McHattie said at a campaign announcement Tuesday morning. As mayor, McHattie said, he’d focus on the medical, professional, and creative industries, as well […]

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 […]

McHattie and the 100-day tour

By Teri Pecoskie / The Hamilton Spectator Brian McHattie has a lot of walking ahead of him. The mayoral candidate and Ward 1 councillor has launched a 100-day tour of Hamilton’s nearly 200 neighbourhoods. His plan is visit at least one neighbourhood a day leading up to the Oct. 27  municipal election to meet residents […]

Mayor’s race still in active campaign mode

The race for chief executive of Hamilton is still in active campaign mode, despite the provincial election that’s swallowing up public attention. In fact there was a double-barrelled development Tuesday for the Oct. 27 municipal election, with mayoralty candidate Brian McHattie offering a three-part plan to deal with school closings and opponent Fred Eisenberger campaigning […]

BACKGROUND: Campaign Finances

Mayor Bob Bratina’s $15,000 presentation on amalgamation this month prompted grumbling about the propriety of using City of Hamilton funds for what some councillors considered straight-up electioneering. Bratina is viewed as a mayoralty candidate who hasn’t yet declared, and opponents objected to the use of his office budget to take care of an unfulfilled 2010 […]

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