Articles in Municipal Election 2014

Voter Turnout: The Red Herring in The Room
Here's to the next four years and a much different municipal governance landscape when we return to the polls in 2018.
by M Adrian Brassington
Published November 12, 2014 in Municipal Election 2014 (15 comments)

Why I Didn't Endorse in the 2014 Municipal Election, But May in the Future - Updated
Analysis is important, news judgment is important. We are all busy. I want to do more to help you stay informed.
by Joey Coleman
Published October 28, 2014 in Municipal Election 2014 (4 comments)

Eisenberger Elected Mayor, All Incumbents Re-Elected
Former mayor Fred Eisenberger will return to office this December after winning with 39.9 percent of the vote.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 28, 2014 in Municipal Election 2014 (68 comments)

Every Single Vote Counts
The outcome of this election will shape Hamilton's future for literally decades to come.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 26, 2014 in Municipal Election 2014 (21 comments)

Proactive Role for Education in Reducing Poverty (Candidate Submission)
By providing our children and youth with a wholesome, well-rounded education, we can play a proactive role in ensuring they have the skills and abilities to get them further in life.
by Sarah Warry-Poljanski
Published October 26, 2014 in Municipal Election 2014 (1 comment)

Trustees: The Invisible Part of a Municipal Election (Candidate Submission)
The Board of Trustees is an important governing body that everyone should watch carefully and know intimately, and not just every four years during the last few weeks of a campaign.
by Christine Bingham
Published October 25, 2014 in Municipal Election 2014 (0 comments)

Why Experience Counts in Run for Public School Trustee (Candidate Submission)
Please read my thoughts on why I believe experience counts in the run for Ward 7 – Hamilton Central Mountain – Public School Trustee.
by Dawn Danko
Published October 24, 2014 in Municipal Election 2014 (0 comments)

Why I'm Running For Ward 1 and 2 Trustee (Candidate Submission)
I feel I can represent Wards 1 and 2 with the eyes and heart of a parent, strengthened with the courage of an advocate to do the right thing for our students.
by Christine Bingham
Published October 24, 2014 in Municipal Election 2014 (0 comments)

HSR Needs an Independent Commission (Candidate Submission)
Hamilton's transit service should be governed by a commission of citizens, transit experts and councillors to shepherd the troubled agency through the coming cultural transformation.
by Jason Allen
Published October 22, 2014 in Municipal Election 2014 (10 comments)

A Proven Community Leader for Trustee (Candidate Submission)
Public education has a direct result on the vitality of a neighbourhood, and it's time for community impact to be weighed heavily against what happens with our schools.
by Ed Sculthorpe
Published October 22, 2014 in Municipal Election 2014 (3 comments)

Mayoral Candidates on Two-Way Complete Streets, Cycling, Traffic Fatalities
Municipal candidates respond to RTH policy questions related to the city's street infrastructure.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 21, 2014 in Municipal Election 2014 (22 comments)

Mayoral Candidates on Light Rail Transit
Raise the Hammer reviews the mayoral candidates' various positions on the City's Rapid Ready LRT plan.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 21, 2014 in Municipal Election 2014 (14 comments)

My Campaign for Ward 7 Councillor (Candidate Submission)
So if you've read this far and like some or all of what you see, I hope you share this website, its link, and its contents with your friends and neighbours.
by Keith Beck
Published October 20, 2014 in Municipal Election 2014 (0 comments)

October 2014 Brad Clark vs. May 2014 Brad Clark
Clark's latest policies are a total repudiation of his analysis in May, when he understood that investing in urban intensification is more economically sustainable than low-density, high-cost sprawl.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 16, 2014 in Municipal Election 2014 (9 comments)

What I Have to Offer Ward 2 (Candidate Submission)
This article describes a little bit about me, how I will do the job of City Councillor, and why I am qualified to be elected to this position.
by Terri Wallis
Published October 15, 2014 in Municipal Election 2014 (1 comment)

Revised Platform (Candidate Submission)
Mayoral candidate Michael Baldasaro's revised platform.
by Michael Baldasaro
Published October 15, 2014 in Municipal Election 2014 (4 comments)

Brad Clark Keeps Saying Things About Rapid Transit That Aren't True
The mayoral candidate's recent comments on both light rail transit and bus rapid transit continue a pattern of being just factually wrong.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 14, 2014 in Municipal Election 2014 (28 comments)

Hamilton 311 (Candidate Submission)
It's time we do away with 'good enough for the likes of you' when it comes to customer service, and demand that when we call the City, we get the right answer, the first time.
by Jason Allen
Published October 07, 2014 in Municipal Election 2014 (19 comments)

Riding Bikes for Fun (Candidate Submission)
If only we could all just remember what it was like to be a carefree ten-year-old riding a bike around town or somewhere far off in the woods.
by Marc Risdale
Published October 02, 2014 in Municipal Election 2014 (26 comments)

Clark LRT Play Highlights Problems With FOI Process
Brad Clark's LRT Freedom of Information request process points to the need for serious FOI reform at City Hall.
by Joey Coleman
Published September 25, 2014 in Municipal Election 2014 (15 comments)

Letting Cooler Heads Prevail on Hot-Button Issues (Candidate Submission)
The wonderful enthusiasm of Hamiltonians is at risk of being smothered by City Hall's tedious infighting, chronic delays, and partisanship. With the municipal election rapidly approaching, Hamiltonians have an opportunity to change that.
by Marie Robbins
Published September 24, 2014 in Municipal Election 2014 (14 comments)

Mayoral Candidates Say Hamilton Needs To Supercharge Economic Growth
From their discussion, it seems as though Eisenberger and McHattie are the leading contenders for achieving the economic development Hamilton needs in order to be a place where people want to live and work.
by Meghan Greaves
Published September 22, 2014 in Municipal Election 2014 (9 comments)

BRT is Not Just Express Buses
BRT is a transportation system in which high-speed, high-capacity buses run on physically separate dedicated lanes between transit stations.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 19, 2014 in Municipal Election 2014 (45 comments)

Why a Rental Housing Licence is so Important (Candidate Submission)
A rental licence provides the City with a tool which, used correctly, will not penalize responsible property owners but will ensure that there is a level playing field for renters and neighbourhoods in that all properties will meet the same standards.
by Ira Rosen
Published September 17, 2014 in Municipal Election 2014 (22 comments)

Clark Reverses Position on All-Day GO Trains, Light Rail Transit
Three years ago, Brad Clark was adamant that there was no business case for all-day GO train service and that Hamilton would be crazy not to hold the Province to their promise of full capital funding for LRT.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 11, 2014 in Municipal Election 2014 (26 comments)

Mayoral Candidate Demands Purchase in Exchange for Comment
A mayoral candidate has told RTH he will not respond to requests for comment unless we buy products from his company.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 08, 2014 in Municipal Election 2014 (11 comments)

No Evidence to Support Clark's New LRT Position
Clark's new transit position is to ask the Province for less money than they offered to build a more modest system that will cost us more money to operate while generating less revenue and attracting less new private investment.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 05, 2014 in Municipal Election 2014 (33 comments)

City of Hamilton Bans Campaigning in Public Spaces Used by HSR
The ban is a direct violation of a 2009 Supreme Court of Canada decision protecting the Charter right to free political speech from unreasonable infringement by a transit agency.
by Joey Coleman
Published September 03, 2014 in Municipal Election 2014 (3 comments)

Public Education Discussion Must Include Skilled Trades
With one million skilled trade workers needed in Canada by 2020, it's time the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board expanded its Skilled Trade development.
by Ed Sculthorpe
Published September 02, 2014 in Municipal Election 2014 (2 comments)

Term Limits Are a Solution: Not the Best, Just the Easiest, Sort Of (Candidate Submission)
Term limits help create a more diverse culture of change and foster new leadership opportunities, but they also open up some serious concerns that cannot be overlooked.
by Daniel Rodrigues
Published August 18, 2014 in Municipal Election 2014 (19 comments)

Please Consider Voting
There is nothing less intimidating to a politician than a room full of angry non-voters. They have no leverage.
by Sean Hurley
Published February 21, 2014 in Municipal Election 2014 (6 comments)

Hamilton's Future As A Tech City Threatened By Lack Of Leadership
Together we share the dream of making Hamilton a successful technology city. But to truly succeed in realizing this dream we need leaders who understand the benefits of achieving it.
by Adrian Duyzer
Published February 06, 2014 in Municipal Election 2014 (17 comments)

Bob Bratina's Amalgamation Fascination
Hamilton has a lot to talk about between now and Election Day. Re-fighting old battles is just a distraction.
by Zachary Spicer
Published January 30, 2014 in Municipal Election 2014 (15 comments)

Bratina Fumbles De-Amalgamation Again
The city has to move on and as long as Bratina insists on opening old wounds, finding closure will be difficult.
by Zachary Spicer
Published January 09, 2014 in Municipal Election 2014 (42 comments)

Bratina Raises Amalgamation Issue Again
At today's State of the City talk, Mayor Bob Bratina brought up the forced amalgamation of Hamilton with its suburbs.
by Ryan McGreal
Published January 08, 2014 in Municipal Election 2014 (12 comments)

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