Pat Stier

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Pat Stier
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Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Livingstone-Macleod
In office
April 23, 2012 – April 16, 2019
Preceded byEvan Berger
Personal details
Born
Patrick David Stier

1954 (age 64–65)
Foothills No. 31, Alberta
Political partyUnited Conservative Party
ResidenceDe Winton, Alberta
Professionoil and gas sector
Websitepatstier.com

Patrick David Stier[1] (born 1954) is a Canadian politician, who is an elected member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the electoral district of Livingstone-Macleod.[2] He sat with the Official Opposition as a member of the United Conservative Party and was the Municipal Affairs Critic.[3]

Political career[edit]

Stier has 30 years farming experience and 15 years of service with municipal government, including four years as a municipal councillor with Municipal District of Foothills #31 in 2004-2007.[4][5] He was also co-chair of the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board at MD of Foothills #31.[6] In the 2012 election, Stier defeated Progressive Conservative candidate and Agriculture minister Evan Berger, who went on to be hired as a senior policy advisory to the deputy Agriculture minister.[7]

As an MLA, Stier has spoke out against the Alberta Health Services policy of separating married seniors in nursing homes.[8] Stier and Wildrose Party Leader Danielle Smith criticized the Provincial Government for cancelling plans to build the Alberta Public Security and Law Enforcement Training college in Fort Macleod.[9][10]

In the 2013 spring sitting, Stier brought forward Motion 507 to repeal the Alberta Land Stewardship Act and create a new land use framework “that better protects the rights of landowners and respects the role of locally elected and accountable municipal councils.” The motion did not pass.[11] He was reelected in the Alberta general election, 2015, once again facing Berger as a PC challenger.[12]

In July, 2017 Stier remained the MLA for Livingstone-Macleod under the establishment of The United Conservative Party (UCP). The UCP is a political party which forms the official opposition in Alberta, Canada. It was established in July 2017 as a merger between the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta and the Wildrose Party.[13]

Professional career[edit]

Stier was raised on the family ranch near De Winton, where his family raised Arabian horses and Angus cattle as well as farmed crops.[14] He has lived in the Foothills area of Alberta all of his life. He attended junior high and high school in Okotoks, graduating in 1972. He was employed primarily in the seismic data segment of the oil and gas industry for 25 years in Calgary.

Electoral history[edit]

2012 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2012: Livingstone-Macleod
Party Candidate Votes %
Wildrose Pat Stier 8,565 47.97
Progressive Conservative Evan Berger 7,403 41.46
New Democratic Matthew Halton 944 5.29
Liberal Alex Macdonald 597 3.34
Evergreen Larry Ashmore 347 1.94

2015 general election[edit]

Alberta general election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes %
Wildrose Pat Stier 7,362 39.89
Progressive Conservative Evan Berger 6,404 34.69
New Democratic Aileen Burke 4,228 22.91
Liberal Alida Hess 464 2.51
Total valid votes 18,458 99.47
Total rejected ballots 98 0.53
Turnout 18,556 56.25
Eligible voters 32,991

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://efpublic.elections.ab.ca/afEFUploadView.cfm?&ACID=14128
  2. ^ "Alberta Election 2012: Riding-by-riding results". Theglobeandmail.com. Archived from the original on 2012-04-24. Retrieved 2012-05-27.
  3. ^ https://unitedconservative.ca/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Legislative Assembly of Alberta Pat Stier biography".
  5. ^ "Wildrose MLAs".
  6. ^ "Pat Stier Linkedin profile". Archived from the original on 2013-06-15.
  7. ^ "Defeated Tory cabinet minister Berger gets plum civil service job". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  8. ^ "MLA Pat Stier expresses concern about seniors forced apart by AHS rules". Pincher Creek Echo. Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  9. ^ "Danielle Smith and Pat Stier hear concerns on cancellation of Fort Macleod police college".
  10. ^ "Fort Macleod MLA says cancelled police college a blow to town". Beacon News. Archived from the original on 2012-10-04. Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  11. ^ "Alberta Hansard April 8, 2013".[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ https://calgaryherald.com/news/politics/livingstone-macleod-wildrose-incumbent-mla-hopes-to-hang-on
  13. ^ http://globalnews.ca/news/3623311/united-conservative-party-selects-interim-caucus-leadership-team/
  14. ^ http://www.pinchercreekecho.com/2015/04/14/livingstone-macleod-votes-2015