CBC Hamilton hosted a live mayoral debate featuring candidates Brad Clark, Fred Eisenberger and Brian McHattie on Wednesday night. Click the play button above to watch it.

The candidates were asked about jobs, light rail transit and other Hamilton issues during the one-hour session.

About the candidates:

Brian McHattie — McHattie is a three-term Ward 1 councillor and professional planner. He's served on numerous communities and boards, and most recently served as president of CityHousing Hamilton and chair of the Hamilton Conservation Authority. He is also one of the founders of Environment Hamilton.

CBC Hamilton mayoral debate

Hamilton mayoral candidates, from left, Brad Clark, Fred Eisenberger and Brian McHattie debates several issues, from LRT to taxes, at CBC Hamilton's offices on Wednesday night. City hall reporter Samantha Craggs, right, moderated the debate. (John Rieti/CBC)

Fred Eisenberger — Eisenberger spent three terms as an alderman in the 1990s. He ran for mayor in 2000, then ran successfully in 2006 and served as Hamilton’s mayor for four years. He ran again in 2010. In 2010, he became president and CEO of the Canadian Urban Institute. He has also served as chair of the Hamilton Port Authority.

Brad Clark — Clark served as MPP for Stoney Creek from 1999 to 2003. During that time, he was Minister of Transportation, Minister of Labour and parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. He’s been a Ward 9 councillor since 2009. He’s also served, among other roles, as executive director of the Conservation Foundation of Hamilton, and he’s actively involved in the local Knights of Columbus.

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