Municipal Election 2014

Brian McHattie Campaign Site Launches

By RTH Staff
Published February 04, 2014

The Brian McHattie Campaign website has launched. The site features a modern design including the ability to collect donations directly from visitors.

McHattie was the first person to formally register his intention to run for mayor, and unsurprisingly is also the first high-profile candidate to launch a website for his campaign. The site features a list of the issues he intends to focus on, which consist of the following:

Stronger Neighbourhoods

To ensure neighbourhoods are defined by their residents, not by their boundaries.

Smarter Growth

To make Hamilton better, not just bigger.

Healthier Environment

To ensure our built and natural environments feed our lives, not starve our future.

More Open Government

To ensure public information and procedures assist all residents, not just some.

More Jobs

To make working in Hamilton a personal choice, not a personal challenge.

Citizens who are familiar with McHattie's record will likely be able to anticipate some of McHattie's positions on issues like "smarter growth". However, a detailed platform is not yet available and what he intends to do to create "more jobs", for example, is not yet apparent.


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By -Hammer- (registered) | Posted February 04, 2014 at 19:37:00

McHattie's got my vote, I can only hope Jelly runs for his seat.

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By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted February 05, 2014 at 12:26:24 in reply to Comment 97378

I believe Jason Allen is one of McHattie's frequent volunteers/supporters and he's running in Ward 1 - he seems to be well-positioned as McHattie's (as-yet unendorsed and unofficial) "successor" for the ward seat.

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By HamiltonBrian (registered) | Posted February 05, 2014 at 22:44:09 in reply to Comment 97392

Sandy Shaw might have some star power to propel her forward. I look forward to hearing from all the candidates.

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By seancb (registered) - website | Posted February 05, 2014 at 13:17:28 in reply to Comment 97392

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By danstheman (anonymous) | Posted February 04, 2014 at 20:37:18

By Jelly - you mean Dan right?

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By DanJelly (registered) | Posted February 06, 2014 at 04:21:15 in reply to Comment 97380

Dan is considering a run in Ward 16 or 17

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By seancb (registered) - website | Posted February 05, 2014 at 13:18:16

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By Capitalist (anonymous) | Posted February 05, 2014 at 17:45:12

This guy makes Bratina look good.

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By Crapitalist (anonymous) | Posted February 06, 2014 at 09:52:07 in reply to Comment 97402

This from the guy who thinks snow in winter means global warming isn't happening.

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By -Hammer- (registered) | Posted March 24, 2014 at 18:44:03

Oddly enough, this link works as a somewhat effective guide on which councillors need to go.

Note how Urban councillors McHattie, Farr and Morelli (god rest his soul) don't even reach a thousand in expenses and Collins barely passed 1,000 yet the hyper suburban mountain councillors in favour of expanding the urban boundry, Scott Duvall and Terry Whitehead spent well over 10 and 8 grand respectivily. I just can't see any justification for a councillor's expense spending being allowed to eclipse the mayor's.

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