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Holloway breaks silence

Terra Nova MHA Colin Holloway has finally broken his silence over allegations he  used inappropriate language in a text message exchange with St. Brendan ’ s Isle  Mayor Veronica Broomfield. Holloway apologized for his "poor choice of words" in the December exchange.
Terra Nova MHA Colin Holloway has finally broken his silence over allegations he used inappropriate language in a text message exchange with St. Brendan ’ s Isle Mayor Veronica Broomfield. Holloway apologized for his "poor choice of words" in the December exchange.

Terra Nova MHA Colin Holloway has broken his silence on inappropriate language in a text message sent to St. Brendan’s Mayor Veronica Broomfield. In a social media post Jan 4, the Liberal MHA apologized for the poor choice of words used in the Dec exchange.

The following is the full text of the post.

"Good afternoon,

By now many of you have heard about the exchange between myself and the Mayor of St. Brendan's Island, Ms. Veronica Broomfield.

I regret that a conversation which took place over text messaging has led to the perception that I do not care about certain communities.

In view of this, I wish to apologize for the poor choice of words I used in my message. I am the MHA for every community in the District of Terra Nova, and I take this role very seriously.

As MHA I will continue to ensure that the residents of St. Brendan’s get the representation they require and deserve, and I firmly believe that this is something both Mayor Broomfield and I are working towards.

My office has reached out to Mayor Broomfield with a request to meet a nd focus our efforts on engaging in meaningful dialogue to focus on issues that are important to both of us and to the communities we represent. These are important discussions for us to have, and I look forward to maintaining this type of open dialogue with Mayor Broomfield moving forward.

I will continue to make myself available to the residents of Terra Nova at my office, over the phone, by email, and on social media. I look forward to advocating on your behalf in 2017."

The post did not address allegations the embattled MHA told St. Brendan’s Transportation Committee members "the way I am, the type of person I am, if I don’t get my own way I can be a real p-r-i-c-k," according to Broomfield.

The allegation was confirmed by a second, anonymous committee member as reported in TC Media.

http://www.ganderbeacon.ca/news/local/2016/12/23/liberal-holloway-accused-of--degrading--mayor.html

TC Media will be speaking with Broomfield later today and will post an update at that time.

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