First, let me congratulate Pat Stier on his win here in Livingstone-Macleod. Second, let me clarify that I do not know Pat, have never met him, did not support him or his party in the last election, but since he did win and is now our new MLA I am prepared to give him the benefit of the doubt, with respect to his good intentions in working for the best interests of the people in this riding.
In this regard, this morning, I sent Pat the following email message.... "Although not a Wildrose supporter (yet) I welcome the change you represent for the Crowsnest Pass and wish you the very best in your new endeavors to, hopefully, be the blood transfusion that for so very long has been needed in this community."
I'm hopeful Mr. Stier will in fact work for the best interests of this community, in particular. For on the homepage of his website, and in his campaign literature, he is on record as saying:
It’s Time For A Change!! What I believe in:
- It is time for a change. Corruption and arrogance are an almost inevitable result of 40 years of absolute Government. Changing leaders will not do much to root out the basic problems that have built up in the Tory party of unbridled power.
That is change I can believe in!
Pat Stier definitely represents change. I'm hoping it is the right kind of change that benefits all, rather than just a tiny elite as is what has been the case for so very long in these parts.
Pat, we'll be watching you and supporting you when we can but you will have to deliver. The first thing you will have to do is prove to us that things have changed with your election win, that the status quo is no more, and new breath will soon be pumped into our community with the likes of you and your kind.
Tossing out one set of bums for new ones just gives us more of the same bums with different faces.