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'Help wanted' Kijiji ad criticizes Windsor council decision

Someone has posted a help wanted ad on Kijiji calling for applicants to replace Percy Hatfield as Ward 7 councillor.

Ward 7 replacement method made fun of in free, online classified ad

After several motions were defeated Monday night, council finally settled on appointing a replacement for Percy Hatfield in Ward 7. (Kijiji Screen Grab)

Someone has posted a help wanted ad on Kijiji, calling for applicants to replace Percy Hatfield as Ward 7 councillor.

"City Council Position Available! Ward 7 Councillor needed," reads the ad posted on the free, online classifieds website.

City council shot down a call to hold a byelection to fill the seat left vacant when Hatfield was elected NDP MPP for Windsor-Tecumseh earlier this month.

After several motions were defeated Monday night, council finally settled on appointing someone.

"We at the City feel, why waste time with silly elections when we can just pick someone," the ad reads.

The ad lists "only two" qualifications for the position:

  • Must not have come in 2nd in the election for the position of Councillor of Ward 7 in 2010.
  • For the next year, have the desire to show up Monday nights and vote 'yes' when told to.

It's not clear who posted the ad, but it says it was posted using the Kijiji mobile app.

The only contact number is that of Mayor Eddie Francis' office.

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