|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Bonnyville-Cold Lake|
Assumed office |
May 5, 2015
|Preceded by||Genia Leskiw|
1971/1972 (age 46–47)|
Slave Lake, Alberta
|Political party||United Conservative|
|Residence||Cold Lake, Alberta|
|Alma mater||University of Lethbridge|
|Occupation||Accountant, Power engineer|
Cyr was first elected in 2015, defeating his Progressive Conservative rival Craig Copeland to pick up Bonnyville-Cold Lake for Wildrose. Although the party's vote share decreased in most of the province, Cyr won a larger percentage of votes than the previous Wildrose candidate. The PC's had held the riding since 1997.
In 2017, Cyr sponsored a private member's bill that would introduce a new tort law in Alberta covering the non-consensual sharing of explicit images. He cited a conversation with one of his daughters as the inspiration for the bill, as well as the highly-publicized cases of Amanda Todd and Rehtaeh Parsons. NDP Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley announced her support for the bill in the Legislature, and it was passed unanimously. The new law will come into force on August 4, 2017.
Exit from politics
The redistribution of electoral boundaries in 2017 abolished Bonnyville-Cold Lake, and Cyr initially indicated he would run for the United Conservative Party nomination in the new riding of Bonnyville-Cold Lake-St. Paul. However, Cyr withdrew after fellow MLA Dave Hanson, also a resident of the new district, declared he would run as well.
Cyr holds a management degree in accounting and finance from the University of Lethbridge as well as a class 4 power engineering certificate. He worked as an accountant for 14 years prior to his election to the Legislative Assembly in 2015. He, his wife, and their two daughters reside in Cold Lake.
2015 general election
|Alberta general election, 2015: Bonnyville-Cold Lake|
|Progressive Conservative||Craig Copeland||3,594||30.43%||-18.66%|
|New Democratic||Josalyne Head||2,136||18.09%||+14.73%|
|Alberta Party||Rob Fox||628||5.32%|
|Total valid votes||11,810|
|Rejected, spoiled, and declined||45|
|Eligible electors / Turnout||24,714||47.97%||+3.34%|
|Wildrose gain from Progressive Conservative||Swing||+11.57%|
- "Wildrose shadow cabinet aspires to guard property rights, reduce red tape". CBC News. Retrieved 2017-03-24.
- "Cyr on Bill 202: Protecting Private Images". Lakeland Connect. Retrieved 2017-03-24.
- "Alberta Hansard" (PDF). 2017-03-20. Retrieved 2017-03-24.
- "Bill 202 –New Alberta Tort for Non-Consensual Distribution of Intimate Images – Slaw". Retrieved 2017-06-23.
- Legislative Assembly of Alberta. "Member Profiles: Scott Cyr". Retrieved June 28, 2018.
- "MLA Scott Cyr withdraws from UCP nomination battle against caucus colleague | CBC News". CBC. Retrieved 2018-06-28.
- "Legislative Assembly of Alberta: MLA Biography".
- "Scott Cyr: About Me".
- "Cold Lake Sun: Q&A with Wildrose candidate Scott Cyr".
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