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Councillor Phillips's uncharitable post

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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Dear Editor,

I had to hang my head in shame when I read online that the councillor for the Papine Division and caretaker for the constituency of St Andrew Eastern was complaining that she saw “too many Labourites” at the Shaggy and Friends fund-raising concert. How disgraceful, how tribal, and distasteful could Councillor Venesha Phillips get?

I would have thought and someone could remind me that the intent of the concert was to raise funds for the Bustamante Hospital for Children, and nowhere did I read that it was a political event.

Philips must have had quite a lot of time on her hands that she went to the concert and was able to count the number of Labourites in attendance. What was she there for?

Further to that, it would be good if Phillips would avail herself with the facts that many people contribute to the cause without attending the concert.

It is people like Phillips who should never be allowed into representational politics.

If what is attributed to her is indeed true, I would suggest to Phillips that she rethink what she posted on social media, because one famous TV personality, Judge Judy, said in the title of her book, “beauty fades and dumb is forever” — take down the comment!

 

Ralston Chamberlain

Toronto, Canada

ralston.chamberlain@alum.utoronto.ca

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