In response to Mayor of Bonnyville Gene Sobolewski’s Letter to the Editor regarding Cold Lake Air Weapons Range (CLAWR) funds and the subsequent response from Mayor Craig Copeland, MLA for Bonnyville-Cold Lake, Scott Cyr has issued the following statement:
The previous government is largely responsible for the current funding arrangement that is in place. Unfortunately, it has pitted the joint-interests of our communities against one another, instead of joining us together.
I respect and welcome the views of every municipality involved in this issue, and look forward to playing a behind the scenes role as a consensus builder so we can present a united front to the provincial government and what is best for Cold Lake, Bonnyville and our entire region.
If everyone works together in a spirit of cooperation and understanding I am sure that we can find solutions that will make everyone better off. – Scott Cyr MLA Bonnyville-Cold Lake