“The 155” Election Podcast – The Public Record’s Hamilton Election Podcast

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The Public Record exists in service of democracy and as part of our service, The Public Record offered the 155 candidates in Hamilton’s 2018 municipal election the opportunity to be interviewed for our The 155 Podcast. In each race, candidates were asked to answer the same questions. 102 candidates agreed to be interviewed. The interviews allow you to listen to all the candidates to help inform your decision.

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The 155 Episodes

Thank you to the Hamilton Public Library for allowing The Public Record to record in the HPL’s sound studios at the Central, Dundas, Red Hill, Terryberry, and Turner Park branches.

Listen to Your Ward Candidates

Mayor: Mayoral interviews being conducted between September 4 and September 30.

Lower City: Ward 1 | Ward 2 | Ward 3 | Ward 4

Eastern Wards: Ward 5 | Ward 9 | Ward 10 | Ward 11

Hamilton Mountain: Ward 6 | Ward 7 | Ward 8 | Ward 14

Western Wards: Ward 12 | Ward 13 | Ward 15

 

Mayoral Candidates

Mayoral candidate list of questions

  • Ep 101: Vito Sgro, Mayoral Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 100: Michael Pattison, Mayoral Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 99: Nathalie Xian Yi Yan, Mayoral Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 98: Todd May, Mayoral Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep XX: Fred Eisenberger, Incumbent, Mayoral Candidate, Interviewed on September 29. Audio lost due to the lost of the SD card the interview was recorded upon.

Ward 1

Ward 1 Council candidate list of questions

  • Ep 72: Sophie Geffros, Ward 1 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 71: Harrison White, Ward 1 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 73: Christine Bingham, Ward 1 & 2 Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Trustee Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 70: Sharon Anderson, Ward 1 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 69: Richard Massie, Ward 1 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 68: Linda Narducci, Ward 1 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 67: Lyla Milos, Ward 1 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 66: Jason Allen, Ward 1 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 65: Sharon Cole, Ward 1 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 64: Maureen Wilson, Ward 1 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 63: Syed Bakht, Ward 1 City Council Candidate,Interview published
  • Ep 62: Jordan Geertsma, Ward 1 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 61: Ela Eroglu, Ward 1 City Council Candidate, Interview published

Ward 2

Ward 2 Council candidate list of questions

  • Ep 79: Suresh Daljeet, Ward 2 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 73: Christine Bingham, Ward 1 & 2 Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Trustee Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 78: Cameron Kroetsch, Ward 2 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 77: Nicole Smith, Ward 2 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 76: Mark Tennant, Ward 2 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 75: Diane Chiarelli, Ward 2 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 74: Jason Farr, Incumbent, Ward 2 City Council Candidate, Interview published

Ward 3

Ward 3 Council candidate list of questions

  • Ep 87: Dan Smith, Ward 3 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 86: Nrinder Nann, Ward 3 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 92: Livia Jones, Ward 3 Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Trustee Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 85: Alain Bureau, Ward 3 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 84: Ned Kuruc, Ward 3 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 91: Maria Felix Miller, Ward 3 Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Trustee Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 90: Jocelynn Vieira, Ward 3 Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Trustee Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 89: Gail Tessier, Ward 3 Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Trustee Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 83: Stephen Rowe, Ward 3 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 82: Steve Denault, Ward 3 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 81: Laura Farr, Ward 3 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 88: Chris Parkinson, Ward 3 Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Trustee Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 80: Amanda Salonen, Ward 3 City Council Candidate, Interview published

Ward 4

Ward 4 Council candidate list of questions

  • Ep 94: Rod Douglas, Ward 4 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 93: Sam Merulla, Incumbent, Ward 4 City Council Candidate, Interview published

Ward 5

Ward 5 Council candidate list of questions

  • Ep 8: Chad Collins, Incumbent, Ward 5 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 9: Stewart Klazinga, Ward 5 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 10: Juanita Maldonado, Ward 5 City Council Candidate Interview published
  • Ep 97: Aldo Intino, Ward 5 Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board Trustee Candidate Interview published
  • Ep 96: Jason McLaughlin, Ward 5 Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Trustee Candidate Interview published
  • Ep 95: Carole Paikin Miller, Ward 5 Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Trustee Candidate Interview published

Ward 6

Ward 6 Council candidate list of questions

  • Ep 37: Timothy Taylor, Ward 6 City Council Candidate Interview published
  • Ep 40: Joseph Baiardo, Ward 6 Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board Trustee Candidate Interview published
  • Ep 39: Jay Edington, Ward 6 Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Trustee Candidate Interview published
  • Ep 36: Brad Young, Ward 6 City Council Candidate Interview published
  • Ep 35: Tom Jackson, Incumbent, Ward 6 City Council Candidate Interview published
  • Ep 38: Kathy Archer, Incumbent, Ward 6 Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Trustee Candidate Interview published

Ward 7

Ward 7 Council candidate list of questions

  • Ep 34: Steve Clarke, Ward 7 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 33: Karen Grice-Uggenti, Ward 7 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 32: Joseph Kazubek, Ward 7 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 31: Adam Dirani, Ward 7 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 17: Dawn Danko, Acclaimed Ward 7 Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Trustee, Interview published
  • Ep 30: Kristopher Clowater, Ward 7 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 29: Geraldine McMullen, Ward 7 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 28: Jim McColl, Ward 7 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 27: Steve Benson, Ward 7 City Council Candidate, Interview published

Ward 8

Ward 8 Council candidate list of questions

  • Ep 22: John-Paul Danko, Ward 8 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 15: George Kalacherry, Ward 8 & 14 Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board Trustee Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 16: John Valvasori, Ward 8 & 14 Incumbent Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board Trustee Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 21: Anthony Simpson, Ward 8 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 20: Steve Ruddick, Ward 8 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 26: Damin Starr, Ward 8 & 14 Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Trustee Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 25: Becky Buck, Ward 8 & 14 Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Trustee Candidate, Interview published

Ward 14

Ward 14 Council candidate list of questions

  • Ep 15: George Kalacherry, Ward 8 & 14 Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board Trustee Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 16: John Valvasori, Ward 8 & 14 Incumbent Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board Trustee Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 24: Terry Whitehead, incumbent, Ward 14 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 23: Bryan Wilson, Ward 14 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 26: Damin Starr, Ward 8 & 14 Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Trustee Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 25: Becky Buck, Ward 8 & 14 Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Trustee Candidate, Interview published

Ward 9

Ward 9 Council candidate list of questions

Ward 10

Click the candidate link to visit the episode page and read a summary of key answers.

Ward 11

Ward 11 Council candidate list of questions

  • Ep 19: Waleed Shewayhat, Ward 11 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 47: Bruce Carnegie, Ward 11 & 12 Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Trustee Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 18: Brenda Johnson, Ward 11 Incumbent City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 46: Alex Johnstone, Incumbent, Ward 11 & 12 Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Trustee Candidate, Interview published

Ward 12

Ward 12 Council candidate list of questions

  • Ep 47: Bruce Carnegie, Ward 11 & 12 Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Trustee Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 45: Mike Bell, Ward 12 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 44: Kevin Marley, Ward 12 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 43: John Scime, Ward 12 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 42: Phil Homerski, Ward 12 & 13 Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board Trustee Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 41: Neil Chopp, Ward 12 & 13 Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board Trustee Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 46: Alex Johnstone, Incumbent, Ward 11 & 12 Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Trustee Candidate, Interview published

Due to Council candidate and incumbent Lloyd Ferguson’s past use of violence against a journalist, for safety reasons, The Public Record will not be interviewing him.


Ward 13

Ward 13 Council candidate list of questions

  • Ep 60: Kevin Gray, Ward 13 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 55: Noor Nizam, Ward 13 Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Trustee Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 59: Pam Mitchell, Ward 13 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 54: Steven James Laur, Ward 13 Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Trustee Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 58: Arlene Vanderbeek, Incumbent, Ward 13 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 57: Rich Gelder, Ward 13 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 53: Chris Parr, Ward 13 Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Trustee Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 42: Phil Homerski, Ward 12 & 13 Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board Trustee Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 41: Neil Chopp, Ward 12 & 13 Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board Trustee Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 52: Sukhi Dhillon, Ward 13 Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Trustee Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 56: John Mykytyshyn, Ward 13 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 51: Paul Tut, Ward 13 Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Trustee Candidate, Interview published

Ward 15

Ward 15 Council candidate list of questions

  • Ep 50: Judi Partridge, incumbent, Ward 15 City Council Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 48: Penny Deathe, Ward 15 Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Trustee Candidate, Interview published
  • Ep 49: Susan McKechnie, Ward 15 City Council Candidate, Interview published