Going through the archives, we came across this rebuttal against all of the letters sent to the Brantford Expositor questioning Phil's competence and criticizing his unresponsiveness to e-mails. It goes was so stinging in its logis that it feels like we got served in this battle of words, in this letter:
Brant's new MP has been the subject of recent letters to the editor. The letters seem to have a common thread of wishing the incumbent MP had not been defeated by a substantial majority last year.
In a short period of time, Phil McColeman has set up a riding office and has a talented staff on board.
I was impressed by his first constituency report, which dealt with legislative issues currently facing the government. He also solicited opinions and questions from Brant residents.
This was a welcome relief from the previous pap of an MP posing for multiple photo ops. Contrary to one of the recent letters, McColeman's communication reflects great respect for the intelligence of the electorate.
McColeman is a strong communicator with excellent people skills. I have been impressed with his eagerness to hear out and understand differing points of view. Brant is fortunate to have a man of his calibre as our representative in Ottawa.
I fully agree with Mr. Brain, Mr. McColeman's communication does reflect great respect for the intelligence of the electorate, Phil thinks residents of Brant are BRAIN-less. In another letter, which I can recall from early January but can not find the link, a writer defended and commended Phil for opening an office and staffing it. This was during the week where there was at least one letter a day complaining about Phil ignoring his constituents' concerns, no one was disputing whether Phil's office existed though. Having a constituency office is a basic requirement of any MP or MPP, it is not an accomplishment.
Back to Mr. Brain's "brainy" letter, he accuses our previous MP of posing for photo ops, which is completely false and a mere attempt at distracting the reader from the actual issues. Mr McColeman is constantly attempting to get in pictures with Cabinet Ministers, Justin Timberlake and even the Prime Minister! The worst example of this was when Stephen Harper visited Brantford during the illegal election. If you look below, Stephen Harper can barely shake a citizen's hand because Phil is trying to squeeze into the picture, shameless! Where are the mounties? Phil is definitely violating the Prime Minister's personal [arctic] sovereignty, how can we trust Stephen Harper to protect us from the Russians if he can't even tell Phil and his mullet to get out of his "grill"???