MP Phil McColeman announces his intentions for the 2019 Federal Election

August 01, 2018

Brantford, Ontario – Local Member of Parliament, Phil McColeman, announced today that he will seek re-election in 2019.

At a press conference this morning, McColeman, surrounded by members of his family and staff, ended speculation and confirmed he will be running again federally as the Conservative Party of Canada candidate for Brantford-Brant.

McColeman, who has represented the riding since 2008, said that “while our community has achieved incredible progress, we must continue to manifest opportunities, build on our success and create an even brighter future.”

A lifelong resident of Brantford and well known for being a hardworking constituency MP, McColeman has worked diligently to deliver measurable results that drive our community’s revitalization forward. Energized by the growth in Brantford-Brant, McColeman wants to expand upon the momentum and continue to actively contribute to its prosperity and success.

Over the last ten years as Brantford-Brant’s Member of Parliament, McColeman has helped secure federal support for major projects like the Laurier Brantford Research and Academic Centre, the Laurier Brantford – YMCA Athletics and Recreation Complex, the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre, a new state-of-the-art water treatment plant and a new police station for Six Nations, as well as funding for other important projects across the community including Mohawk Lake in the Greenwich-Mohawk Lake District promising redevelopment and future growth.

McColeman committed to continuing to work collaboratively with his municipal and provincial counterparts to garner real action, leadership and results for Brantford-Brant. He affirmed his belief that team work is the best approach to achieving positive benefits and making Brantford-Brant the greatest place to live, work, play and raise a family.

Having served in various roles in the House of Commons, including Chair of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA); Chair of the Conservative Housing and Construction Caucus; Vice Chair of the Conservative Post-Secondary Education Caucus; Deputy Finance Critic; Treasury Board Critic; and presently as Shadow Minister for Veterans Affairs, Phil has also worked tirelessly to advance the interests of our community, our province and our country on Parliament Hill.

“I am proud to be part of the Conservative team and hope to bring forward our strong, positive vision, fighting for hardworking families and the opportunity for all Canadians, regardless of background, to achieve their dreams in a safe, healthy, and prosperous country.”