Articles in Municipal Election 2018

Running in Hamilton: About Our Campaign in Ward 2
I want to see thoughtful, progressive, qualified candidates, especially those from communities who don't see themselves represented today, to use this as a blueprint to start making big plans.
by Cameron Kroetsch
Published November 14, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (3 comments)

Local Media Trying to Frame Election Result as Urban vs. Suburban
The real message from the data is that Eisenberger won in almost every ward in the city, not just "central Hamilton". Vito Sgro's one issue anti-LRT campaign lost almost everywhere.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published October 26, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (3 comments)

Eisenberger Won 189 out of 222 Polls
Countering the narrative that the election result represents some kind of urban/suburban divide, the poll-by-poll results show that Fred Eisenberger won 85 percent of the polls across the entire city.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 26, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (0 comments)

Eisenberger Won 13 out of 15 Wards
Eisenberger's support was citywide. In addition to the lower city, Eisenberger also won the mountain wards, Stoney Creek overall, Ancaster, Dundas and Glanbrook.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 26, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (8 comments)

Notes From a Campaign: On Precarity, Politics, and Breaking Down Barriers
Defeating systemic hate and indifferent cruelty takes long-term, grassroots organizing that cannot be contained to elections. It takes people mobilizing together to hold power to account.
by Sophie Geffros
Published October 25, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (3 comments)

Giving Thanks and Setting Course
Ward 1 Councillor-elect Maureen Wilson reflects on the municipal election and her mandate for ward 1 and the city.
by Maureen Wilson
Published October 25, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (4 comments)

Election Results Tell Us What Voters Want
I am hopeful that we will see leaders emerge in this team of elected officials, who will work together to create a city that is better because of decisions those at City Hall make - not in spite of them.
by Alex Bishop
Published October 25, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (0 comments)

Eisenberger Re-Elected Decisively in 'LRT Referendum' Election
LRT opponents insisted this election was a referendum on the project. Now it's time to put the never-ending debate to bed and get the shovels into the ground.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 23, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (20 comments)

On Monday, Vote #yesLRT
There is only one way to stop the anti-LRT gang from derailing the biggest public infrastructure investment in the city's history.
by RTH Staff
Published October 20, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (4 comments)

Uninspired, Unspecific and Uninformed: Vito Sgro's Mayoral Platform
Every serious mayoral candidate must put forward a detailed and thoughtful outline of their ideas, plans and objectives. By this measure, Vito Sgro's platform is woefully inadequate.
by Adrian Duyzer
Published October 15, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (6 comments)

What My Candidacy Represents
With just over a week to go, Rich Gelder reflects on a challenging, yet rewarding experience.
by Rich Gelder
Published October 11, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (0 comments)

Support the #yesLRT Campaign
A broad coalition of LRT supporters including Hamilton Light Rail has come together with a new campaign called #yesLRT to make sure this project stays on the rails through the upcoming municipal election.
by RTH Staff
Published October 10, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (2 comments)

#MacVotes - Student Voices in the Municipal Election
Students are active members of the community who care about the issues at play in municipal politics.
by Stephanie Bertolo
Published October 09, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (1 comment)

Sgro Joined by Bratina, Skelly in Anti-LRT Conference Call
Character matters. Any mayoral candidate who embraces the backing of such unprincipled, obstructionist, visionless politicians should be viewed with concern.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 04, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (0 comments)

Brad Clark Flip-Flops on LRT ... Yet Again
In what is becoming a habitual act of pure cynicism, the Ward 9 candidate keeps reversing his LRT position.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 02, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (9 comments)

Vito Sgro's Platform is a Stack of Falsehoods
His plan sacrifices the most transformative opportunity this city has had in decades on the altar of anti-urban resentment and cynicism.
by Ryan McGreal
Published October 02, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (8 comments)

No-Sign Policy a Sign of Change
By making a personal campaign NO SIGN policy in this election, I'm challenging the old paradigm marketing strategy 'status quo'.
by Ute Schmid-Jones
Published October 02, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (0 comments)

Municipal Election Candidate Nomination Forms - UPDATED
As part of our Hamilton municipal election coverage, Raise the Hammer has published digital scans of every municipal candidate nomination form for election purposes.
by RTH Staff
Published September 17, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (2 comments)

Anti-LRT Candidate Accidentally Emails Secret Plan
It appears Ward 1 candidate Carol Lazich accidentally blind-copied the other candidates on an email detailing her plan to have anti-LRT material distributed through an intermediary.
by Ryan McGreal
Published August 24, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (5 comments)

Making Your Municipal Vote Count
What will the effect on our quality of life in Hamilton over the years to come be if 66 percent of eligible voters don't vote in October?
by Nicole Smith
Published August 20, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (4 comments)

Two Eggs
One in four Hamiltonians come from cities, towns and villages outside of Canada. How blessed we are to have been chosen. What a responsibility we bear to welcome. What an opportunity we have to learn and live together.
by Maureen Wilson
Published August 01, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (0 comments)

The Treasure Guardian
One crossing guard's thoughts on the job, the system of which it is a part, and the infrastructure that surrounds it.
by Stewart Klazinga
Published July 16, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (1 comment)

A Fragile Democracy: Procedural Bylaw Change Muzzles Citizens
Proposed changes to how residents engage with Hamilton Councillors threaten our fundamental democratic values.
by Cameron Kroetsch
Published June 29, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (8 comments)

Ward 7 Appointee Should Help Council Look More Like Hamilton
The appointment of a replacement Ward 7 councillor is an excellent opportunity for Councillors to recognize that they are not, as a body, representative of the people they work for.
by Craig Burley
Published June 12, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (9 comments)

Community Engagement Should be an Ongoing Conversation
We cannot continue to keep treating engagement as an exercise that happens once or only around one issue and then stops abruptly.
by Cameron Kroetsch
Published June 12, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (0 comments)

Implementing a Safe Injection Site for Hamilton
The City has a responsibility to work through the challenges and ensure that a safe injection site is established in Hamilton.
by Nicole Smith
Published May 07, 2018 in Municipal Election 2018 (2 comments)

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