Pat Stier at Committee of the Whole

Pat Stier at Committee of the Whole

1297740423663 ORIGINALBy Jocelyn Doll, Pincher Creek Echo
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 3:41:17 MDT PM


Brian Jean, the leader of the Wildrose party and Pat Stier, Livingston Macleod MLA, at a press meet and greet last Wednesday that was part of Jean’s southern Alberta tour.
Brian Jean, the leader of the Wildrose party and Pat Stier, Livingston Macleod MLA, at a press meet and greet last Wednesday that was part of Jean’s southern Alberta tour.

Communication was the theme of the day when Pat Stier limped into the Committee of the Whole meeting last Wednesday-he had recently stepped on a nail.

He updated the committee about the things he and the Wildrose party have been working on since being elected as the official opposition, including setting up office in Edmonton and trying to get the NDP to rethink raising the minimum wage.

Stier also shared the things that have been brought to his attention locally such as the incinerator and the power lines.

The committee updated Stier about what has been going on in Pincher Creek that might require provincial help as well as projects that have been completed with help from the province such as replacing the creek water intake system that washed away during the flood, street and sidewalk repair, as well as upgrading the water plant and lagoon.

Stier reminded the committee that he doesn’t know of everything that is going on unless he is notified, and encouraged the town to reach out and inform him when they are working on projects with the provincial government.

“I’d be happy to facilitate any meetings you want, anytime,” he said. “I appreciate the opportunity to be of service.”