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10 races to watch in Monday’s municipal elections across Ontario
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10 races to watch in Monday’s municipal elections across Ontario

Municipal elections are taking place Monday across Ontario. Here are 10 mayoral races to watch: HamiltonFormer NDP leader Andrea Horwath is attempting to start a new chapter in her political career by going back to where it began. Horwath, who served three terms on Hamilton city council starting in 1997, is running for mayor of that city. Her bid comes after she stepped down as provincial NDP leader earlier this year, following four elections at the helm of the party. During that time the NDP secured official Opposition status, but failed to form government. Horwath is up against eight other candidates, including Bob Bratina, who previously served as mayor and was a Hamilton MP. Read more: Ontario municipal candidates face ‘organized hatred’ as campaign nears close ...
Ontario municipal candidates face ‘organized hatred’ as campaign nears close
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Ontario municipal candidates face ‘organized hatred’ as campaign nears close

Kojo Damptey’s campaign expected one of his ads at a Hamilton bus station would be defaced well before a sticker that read “white people first” was found placed over the poster of the city council hopeful. The first-time candidate often encountered anti-Black racist messages and threats in his former role as executive director of Hamilton Center For Civic Inclusion, he said in a phone interview. His campaign planned to regularly check on the ad in anticipation of similar backlash.“Now running for city council, I knew that it will probably happen again, and lo and behold, it happened,” he said. “It didn’t surprise us.”The racist sticker on Damptey’s ad is one of three incidents being investigated by Hamilton police’s hate crime unit related to election candidates. Read more: ...