Updated April 26th, 2018
Bonnyville-Cold Lake MLA Scott Cyr says that his decision to not seek re-election in 2019 was not an easy one. Cyr, who was elected in 2015 under the Wildrose banner but is now part of the United Conservative Party, says he did a lot of soul searching and prayer and thought it best for his family.
“The fact is, it wasn’t a light decision that I’ve made. We need to look out for the two young girls that I’ve got, the two daughters that I’m raising. They’re the most important thing in my life.”
Cyr had announced he wouldn’t seek re-election in a Facebook post last week. When asked if this was the end of his political road, Cyr wouldn’t rule out a run in the future.
“I’m going to be stepping back but the potential is someday I might feel the drive again and I might consider it. I think that I can contribute a lot to all of our constituents here.”
Cyr lists his passing of the Non-Consensual Distribution of Intimate Images Act, an act that supported victims of intimate images being passed around the internet without consent, as one of his highlights as an MLA. He says he’d like to see some provincial support for the Bonnyville and Cold Lake hospital.
Cyr will finish up his run as Bonnyville-Cold Lake MLA by May 2019 at the earliest.
Bonnyville- Cold Lake MLA Scott Cyr has said no to a United Conservative re-election in 2019. Cyr, who was originally elected in 2015 under the Wildrose banner, made the announcement public via a post on his Facebook page.
Cyr mentions the re-alignment to create the new Bonnyville- Cold Lake- St. Paul riding in 2019 in his post. In the meantime, he will continue his work at the legislature until May of 2019.