Two ex-mayors and one new candidate face off

Two ex-mayors and one mayoralty hopeful came out Wednesday with the first formal hits of the October campaign.

Don Ross withdraws from mayor’s race

Former Ward 8 alderman Don Ross won’t be running for Hamilton mayor. The 70-year-old retired executive made the announcement that he’s withdrawing from the race to replace Mayor Bob Bratina via a message on Twitter on Monday (April 14). “After many discussions with friends and family and soul searching I have decided to withdraw,”  he […]

Larry Di Ianni not running for Hamilton mayor

Former Hamilton mayor Larry Di Ianni (above wtih former mayor Fred Eisenberger) says staying out of the race for the city’s top job has been “in some respects, the hardest decision that I’ve made.” It will be the first time since 1982 that the former school teacher and principal has not been on a political […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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