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LETTER: Ward system creates more accountability for councillors

When Newmarket didn't have a ward system, when a big issue came up, five of the seven councillors were nowhere to be found, letter writer says
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Re: Letter to the editor, Ward system allows candidates to be acclaimed, Sept. 21, 2022

When Newmarket had seven councillors in the 1980s (when the town did not have wards), when a big issue came up, five of the seven councillors were nowhere to be found.

When you have a ward system, your ward councillor either fixes the problem or faces defeat in the next election. His first job is to represent his ward and the Town of Newmarket second.

When you have at-large councillors, there is no responsibility. Our ward went through it and we suffered for three years. Keep the ward system, it works.

Ron Roncone, Newmarket