This morning the Mayor of Markham called on the province to amalgamate the Region of York under one city.

I steadfastly oppose this proposal. We need to protect the communities within East Gwillimbury against the loss of services and funding to our southern neighbours.

Local representation that champions our way of life would be under attack under a new system.

Our community, our values, and our quality of life should not be sacrificed for the benefit of servicing the southern municipalities.

Once again, I steadfastly oppose this proposal and will continue to work tirelessly to make East Gwillimbury a place we can all be proud of.