Articles in Municipal Election 2010

One Hit Wonders in Hamilton Politics
At a time where we need a constant leader at the helm, we've somehow managed to keep weeding out the contenders in hopes of finding the right person for the job.
by Daniel Rodrigues
Published November 05, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010 (7 comments)

Hamilton's Poorer Neighbourhoods Underrepresented on City Council
If we're really serious about addressing poverty in our community - as 97% of candidates professed to be - perhaps we should start by extending an equal voting franchise to rich and poor alike.
by John Neary
Published October 29, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010 (50 comments)

What to Expect from the Mayor-Elect
Bob Bratina's voting record in ward 2 shows a progressive councillor who chooses consistently in support of the downtown core and urban revitalization.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 28, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010 (79 comments)

After Election, Time for Democracy
Now that the municipal election is over, the real work of democratic engagement begins.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 26, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010 (45 comments)

Hamilton Elects Bratina as Mayor, Re-Elects Nearly All Incumbent Councillors
Bob Bratina wins the mayoralty with 37.5% of votes cast. Jason Farr wins in Ward 2, Judi Partridge wins in Ward 15, and the incumbent wins in every other ward except Ward 11, in which Brenda Johnson beat David Mitchell.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 25, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010 (112 comments)

Open Thread: Hamilton Municipal Election
Election day is finally upon us. We want to hear what you think about it.
by RTH Staff
Published October 25, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010 (143 comments)

Candidates' Ideas on Improving Hamilton's Image
Municipal candidates share diverse ideas on how they will improve Hamilton's image and make the city more attractive to visitors, students, commuters and newcomers.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 25, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010 (5 comments)

Candidates Tackle Poverty
RTH asked candidates whether poverty is the most critical issue facing Hamilton. Of the 38 respondents, 37 or 97.4% answered Yes, and one or 2.6% answered No.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 25, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010 (0 comments)

Candidates' Ideas on Doubling Transit Ridership
We asked candidates if they support the city's goal of doubling transit ridership by 2020. Of the 43 respondents, 42, or 97.7%, answered Yes and one, or 2.3%, answered No.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 25, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010 (11 comments)

Most Candidates Say Council Could Be More Respectful
As at this writing, 51 active candidates, or 61.4% of the total, have responded. Of the 51 respondents, 45 or 88.2% agreed, 3 or 5.9% disagreed, and 3 or 5.9% were undecided or ambivalent.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 22, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010 (7 comments)

Is Hamilton an American City?
The USA stands on its own among industrialized countries in sheer inequality. Canada as a whole is somewhere between the USA and Europe, but Hamilton is closer to the American model.
by David Cohen
Published October 21, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010 (22 comments)

Most Candidates Clueless About Open Public Data
Looking at the detailed responses, it is clear that even most of the candidates who agree with open public data don't really understand what the concept means.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 21, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010 (43 comments)

Incumbents Support AEGD, Candidates Split
Of the 57 respondents, 20 or 35.1% support the Airport Employment Growth District. Another 29 or 50.9% oppose it, and 8 or 14% are undecided or ambivalent.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 20, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010 (0 comments)

Most Candidates Support LRT, Mayoral Candidates Split
Of the 65 candidates who responded, 47 or 72.3% support LRT, 13 or 20% oppose LRT, and 5 or 7.7% are ambivalent or undecided.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 20, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010 (29 comments)

Don't Just Vote Angry, Vote For Forward-Looking Change
If you are voting for change, make sure you take the time to question your choice on what their plans are for managing the change that is yet to come.
by Daniel Rodrigues
Published October 20, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010 (5 comments)

Civic Engagement and Social Media
A campaign backed by a solid platform and promoted through effective use of social media to communicate directly with voters can confirm public support and inspire new voters to the polls.
by Jason Allen
Published October 19, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010 (7 comments)

Candidates Split on Accepting Corporate, Union Donations
Overall, a majority of responding candidates have stated that they will not accept corporate or union donations. However, several incumbent councillors running for re-election defend their 'right' to accept such donations.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 19, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010 (10 comments)

Most Candidates Oppose Stadium Funding
Of the 46 candidates who responded as at this writing, 33 or 71.7% answered "No", 6 or 13.0% answered "Yes", and 7 or 15.2% were ambivalent or undecided.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 18, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010 (37 comments)

Eisenberger Stumbles In Race For Mayor
The large number of undecided voters indicates that many have yet to find any mayoral candidate particularly appealing. This is a straightforward failure of Eisenberger's campaign.
by Adrian Duyzer
Published October 16, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010 (82 comments)

A Beasley Resident's Election Issues
Will the Ward 2 candidates commit to supporting urban redevelopment and liveable streets?
by John Neary
Published October 14, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010 (46 comments)

Strong Candidate Support for Bicycle Plan
Most of the respondents to the RTH question about support for the City's bicycle plan strongly support it. Nearly all agree that continuous, safe bicycle routes are important.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 12, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010 (39 comments)

Hamilton Civic League Gears Up for Election
From the Hamilton Civic League, we hope there's a record number of voters this fall.
by Meredith Broughton
Published October 07, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010 (27 comments)

Responsiveness To Questions Varies Widely Among Candidates
In spite of the fact that the questions are important and the answers are being read by voters, not all candidates are as responsive as others.
by Adrian Duyzer
Published October 06, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010 (24 comments)

Candidates: Hamilton Not Doing Enough to Encourage Urban Reinvestment
Candidates express dissatisfaction with 'antiquated' zoning rules, regulations and charges that deter business investment in older neighbourhoods.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 30, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010 (20 comments)

Ward 3 Candidates Respond To Pearl Company Situation
All of the candidates running against Bernie Morelli in Ward 3 who responded to Raise the Hammer say they would actively work to keep the Pearl Company open.
by Adrian Duyzer
Published September 23, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010 (31 comments)

Introducing the RTH Election Site
Follow the candidates and issues for the 2010 Municipal Election on the new RTH Elections website.
by RTH Staff
Published September 17, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010 (34 comments)

Some Counsel for Council
On the eve of the 2010 election, here 15 simple and personal suggestions that Council could follow to ensure more productive meetings and more representative governance.
by Graham Crawford
Published September 08, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010 (26 comments)

Bob Bratina's West Harbour Support Timeline
We've created an interactive chart that allows you to explore the positions of Bob Bratina on the Pan Am Games stadium location.
by Adrian Duyzer
Published September 08, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010 (17 comments)

A Case for Municipal Electoral Reform
Ensuring that our political system is representative means periodically revisiting the method we use to choose representatives, especially after electoral results that undermine the legitimacy of the system.
by Chris Erl
Published August 26, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010 (17 comments)

Seven Election Issues for Candidates to Consider
The next term is not going to be an easy one for those who are elected. Candidates should be prepared to understand and have a position on the major issues that Council will have to face.
by Daniel Rodrigues
Published August 26, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010 (10 comments)

Of Cursing and Candles
It's better to light a candle than to curse the darkness, and the upcoming election is a golden opportunity to light a whole bunch of candles. Here's how to get started.
by Jason Allen
Published July 20, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010 (16 comments)

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