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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Bratina's Back

Former Mayor Bob Bratina is back, and in a big way. 

Bratina dislodged Wayne Marston who for many years had a stronghold in the riding. 

The Hamiltonian congratulates Mr. Bratina and all who ran in the election.

19 comments:

  1. It is a sad state of affairs when name recognition from being on radio propels one to a Councillor position, then Mayor and now this. I'm not surprised though. Figured this would happen.

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  2. Congradulations to Bob. The message around the country last night was very clear - people want change.

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  3. well done Bob, lets all celebrate with some nice peach cobbler. Anyone catch Dreschels commentary this morning? The man is nearly apoplectic with joy over Bratina's victory. Love it

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  4. Re-electing Wayne Marston would give people the change they want more than sending Bratina to Ottawa

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  5. I hope treats people the way they treated him. Payback's a bitch.

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  6. none of you is from Stoney Creek. They never hatted Bratina. They hate the LRT, the downtown centric everything anti car everything about the stadium debate. In short Bratina showcases what they want. Been there done that lived there 23 years

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  7. bob bratina, provincial minister for trains. except his riding has a big chunk of constituents who, at the municipal level, turned down and rejected lrt and other much needed investments in mass transit. not to mention that many rate councillor and mayor bratinas handling of the mass transit file, specifically lrt as a partial or overall negative. so to have federal mp bob bratina have influence and sway over federal infrastructure monies for mass transit after his positions both stated and unstated on lrt where he represents many people that want to ride mass transit but dont want to pay for it. interesting, exciting or scary depending on your pov.

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  8. I look at all the negative comments, and wonder why those people simply prefer not to have Bratina as their Liberal member of Parliament. The mean spiritness, shows me that they simply can't accept that a lot of people want Bob in. If they had wanted someone else in, then they would have voted for someone else. Good luck Bob, all the best to your future and for you and Carol to enjoy Ottawa.

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  9. No everyone lives in the core and not everyone reads the spec. Nor do many people accept how Bratina was villianized by some media. There are still some people who value Bratina (obviously). The people have spoken and I wish Bob all the best.
    Sorce

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  10. "No everyone lives in the core..." when bratina was radio personality he lived on the mountain for years. the he moved to the core and ran for council. imagine that. moved TO the core. now bob has taken his carpetbag to the crick. for greener pastures.

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    1. What are you trying to say anonymous. Why would I "imagine that", what is your point. There is no rule that says a person has to live in the riding. He lived in that riding and left when he finished high school . His wife also lived in the east end.
      Really, move on. It doesn't become you.

      Harding

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    2. lived on mountain for his adult life. couldnt win in this ward. moved to the core to run in a ward with no incumbent and no opposition in a by election and won. then when the liberals wants him to run to run federal in his old city council ward two. he knows he cant touch david christopherson in hamilton centre so he moves to stoney creek and runs in hamilton east. bratina the carpetbager. bratina the opportunist.

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    3. Bratina the victor, anonymous the cowardly disgruntled loser

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    4. i was the loser when bob bratina was my city councillor. i was the loser when he was my mayor.i am a winner now. the east end and crickers are the losers now.

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    5. when are bob and carol going to actually live in the area he represents. they were distributing candy from thier home in corktown saturday night.

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    6. They don't have to live in the area they represent!

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  11. Just to be upfront, I don't think the Harper government has done a bad job, I think they did a good job and voted such way in the election. I understand that people wanted change but I think that is simply what it was, not an overwhelming response to the liberal platform. I have to admit that I am surprised with the results of the election as I was expecting a Liberal minority but the people has spoken and I respect that. I just hope that the new government doesn't think that everyone is supportive of their direction as promoted. Unfortunately, I think people wanted change no matter what. The Liberal majority in this case doesn't mean that the majority of Canadians support all changes as proposed. I for one would like to see continued income splitting for tax purposes. The Liberal government as a father with a spouse and two children is going to cost me thousands more dollars at a time when I thought with the conservatives I would get somewhat ahead. I get though it is give and take, just not happy that my family is going to be on the take side, as my spouse and I work extremely hard with long hours and taking care of two young children.

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  12. looking forward to the circus that will be bratina trying to convince the feds and province to use lrt money for widening the john macdonald memorial flume ride. otherwise known as the redhill valley parkway er... expressway..

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  13. Congratulations to Bob! Whether people like it or not, he won and is on the majority side of the Federal Government now. That can only be of benefit for Hamilton. I wish him and Carol the best in their new positions and the work that it will bring.
    Have an amazing day everyone!

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