Greg has been busy knocking on doors and attending events. If you are interested in helping him, please go to Volunteer to see the volunteer options and sign up!
Super in Scarboro last night (August 15). The locals came out and helped introduce us to their neighbours. Thanks to John Mar, Peter Andre, and Peter Merchant for doing that.
Pictured with Calgary Elbow MLA Doug Schweitzer and Calgary Nose Hill MP Michelle Rempel Garner.
Yes, it's a little bit chilly with rain threatening from time to time, but the spirits of the volunteers and visitors are not the least bit dampened here at Marda Gras.
Today, Saturday August 10, is National Super Canvass day for the Conservative Party. My team will be out knocking on your doors - if we are in your neighbourhood, please answer the doorbell and tell us what you think.
Some glimpses of our successful and enjoyable day at the Inglewood Sunfest. Met lots of people interested in talking a little politics.
We are all set up and ready to greet people at the Inglewood SunFest today (Saturday August 3) - 9th Ave SE between 11 and 14 Streets.
We had a team of 14 people out on July 30 getting our new Campaign HQ ready for visitors. And that's in addition to two crews out knocking on doors!
The team was out doorknocking Monday July 22 on a glorious summer’s evening in Marda Loop.
Huffington Post Ottawa bureau chief Althia Raj went doorknocking with me this week. She is writing a story on the Calgary Centre race.
Knocking on doors is at the heart of how we campaign - one on one with voters, distributing literature, hearing questions and feedback.
The best part of campaigning! Usually, one voter at a time -- but in Rutland Park, sometimes two future voters at once!
I think this constituent was looking for a cookie in my pocket, but had to settle for an ear scratch.
I ran into Mayor Naheed Nenshi on the community BBQ circuit on Saturday July 13.
Prime Minister Trudeau dropped by the Sunalta breakfast on Saturday July 13, but he ran into a number of my supporters wearing Greg McLean T-shirts!
My supporter didn’t seem to want a selfie with the Prime Minister!
Developmental Disabilities Resource Centre (DDRC) puts on a great breakfast every year for all their supporters and community. This was on Thursday morning (July 11).
Talking politics and energy at the Big Guns breakfast Tuesday morning (July 9), along with Dale Nally, Jeff Davison, Vivian Krause, Brett Wilson and Cody Battershill. Thanks to Terry Winnitoy and crew at Energy Now.
The iconic Grace Presbyterian Church in Beltline held a “No Sermon, Just Syrup” breakfast on Sunday morning.
Sunday July 7 was the 69th annual Hays Breakfast, but unfortunately, the last one as the family has decided to end this Stampede tradition (although rumour has it that some folks intend to find a way to continue).
Saturday afternoon (July 6) was Pride Day at the Stampede.
After the Chinook Mall, Andrew Scheer accompanied me to the neighbourhood Stampede event in Mayfair Bel-Aire.
We met some folks as we travelled around to Stampede events today.
We ran into Alberta’s new Sheriff, Premier Jason Kenney, at Chinook.
Saturday July 6 began early in the morning with Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and me flipping flapjacks at the Chinook Mall breakfast.
The best way to kick off Stampede -- with Gregg Scott at the Scott Stomp. Thanks for hosting Ruth and me.
Happy Canada Day! From the Manchester Community in Calgary Centre.
You meet a lot of interesting people while out doorknocking, and I’m happy to have support from all of them!
The team was doorknocking in Killarney on June 25.
Dustin Franks was able to assign all of the delivery packages, so Mission Accomplished. Thanks to Dustin and my wife, Ruth Pogue, for pulling this day together.
Saturday June 22 was the Great Lit Blitz. Volunteers delivered my postcard to many mailboxes in Calgary Centre.
I got invited in to talk about issues while knocking on doors in Altadore! Some of my best moments on the campaign are on patios!
What a night! Two teams at the doors last evening (June 18) as we canvassed in Altadore. More help keeps coming. Everyone is welcome, because we have a huge job to do. Thanks to everyone who volunteers.
Proud to host former Cabinet Minister Steven Blaney, MP, at a sold-out lunch today. Mr. Blaney told us that the way to Quebeckers' hearts on energy issues is to combine the message of prosperity with a message of environmental responsibility. Quebeckers are not necessarily opposed to projects like pipelines; but they do want to know the environment is being respected.
Thousands rallied in Calgary today (June 11) in support of oil & gas workers, and against Liberal Bills C-48 and C-69. Why must we rally in huge numbers to get federal respect for our core industry?
Sunday June 9 was our first day canvassing in Altadore. Residents are eager for the change we are working for in the October election.
Saturday June 1 was national Super Canvass day. #VictoryIsKnocking!
Our super volunteer team received solid support on National Canvass Day in Parkhill. Great day -- and we celebrated over beverages!
Lots of volunteers getting experience knocking doors in Britannia last night (May28) -- and a great night to be out! Want to join us? Click here to go to the volunteer sign-up form.
The Roxboro volunteer doorknockers. We have a great time doing this. Want to be part of the team? Visit the volunteer page to sign up.
Doorknockers need to stay hydrated on hot days. Thank goodness there are still lemonade stands! This was Saturday May 11, after doorknocking in the snow last weekend.
Another day ... more doors! The crew at the doors Sunday (May 5) in Meadowlark Park. Great reception from residents
Their friendship and support in the area makes knocking on the doors so much more personal. Will you join me when I'm in your neighbourhood?
August 13: The rain missed us -- and we covered a lot of ground in Elbow Park.
Just behind me, you can see my wife Ruth Pogue working on the canine vote!
Courting the Bernese Mountain Dog vote. Aren’t they beautiful animals!
My team and I were back in Elbow Park for National Super Canvass Day. #VictoryIsKnocking!
Our great team of volunteers hit it out of the park yesterday evening (August 8) in Elbow Park.
Lance skated by and offered to help my campaign.
Inglewood Sunfest was the place to be if you like dogs. Our tent had a lot of canine visitors.
Please drop by - Ruth and I are here all day 11 AM to 6 PM. We have some little giveaways for our visitors!
The team keeps getting bigger! Even on a hot August night in Richmond Hill. Working the doors on August 1st.
Working in Richmond Knob Hill at the end of July.
Here's July 25’s doorknocking crew, ready to talk to folks in South Calgary. They are sporting our new branded tote bags, perfect for water bottles and other essential gear.
A supportive voter in Marda Loop. Thank you!
The team was out this week in Rutland Park neighbourhood.
Stampede is over and my team is back knocking on doors in Calgary Centre. If they knock on your door, please let them know if you support me!
Possibly the most unusual picture in the Stampede Gallery. MLA Nick Milliken with “the Richmond Royalty”.
Sitting in the sun chatting with people. This picnic table was in Rutland Park on Sunday July 14.
The Marda Loop event was huge - estimated 4,000 fed.
After Sunalta in the morning, I headed over to Bankview.
You can never start talking to future voters too soon!
While people are, of course, respectful of the Prime Minister, they tell me all the time that they are very unhappy with his government and his local Liberal MP. They are kicking Alberta while we are down, and people don’t like it.
Some of my supporters at the Sunalta breakfast. We have a lot of fun. Why don’t you join us? Visit the Help Greg page to see some volunteer options, or click the Volunteer button to sign up.
Stampede is a catalyst that brings us all together to celebrate everything we do in our neighbourhoods throughout Calgary.
I’m certainly being well fed at the many Stampede events around town.
The bonus at the DDRC breakfast was the ice cream snacks!
After the speech - time to relax with friends at the Big Gun breakfast.
It was very well attended and lots of people wanted to chat.
I wonder what they’ll do with the car now that the annual breakfast is over.
It was a great party!
Ya gotta love that shirt!
And a grand time was had by all!
We seemed to attract some media interest.
Turns out Andrew knows what he’s doing around pancakes. Must come from making breakfast for his kids!
We actually had a lot of fun! Thanks to the volunteers who came out as “extras” in our little movie.
Great picnic organized by Gerald Love and his friend Floyd. Thanks for the invitation to attend, and celebrate with everyone.
The Thursday doorknock team.
Practicing the door-knock! They’re getting very good at it!
After the Blitz the team gathered at The Trop for some refreshment.
Whole families came out for a couple of hours of exercise on what turned out to be a pretty nice day.
The sun even came out for us!
Everyone and their dog likes my neighbourhood signs. I’m getting a great reception at the doors, especially with the Liberal government’s attacks on the oil and gas industry this week - passing bills C-69 and C-48.
He also told us that Conservatives are doing better in Quebec than the news might reflect: we have excellent candidates, Andrew Scheer is being well received, and peoples' opinions of PM Trudeau are starting to turn.
A little post-rally R&R with friends.
Thank you to the Walsh sisters (Leslie, Martina, Liz Anne, and Jacquie) for hosting a gathering of friends to learn about my policies, and how a Conservative Government in Canada will provide good government for all Canadians.
I really enjoyed all the great questions that were asked. If you’d be interested in hosting a gathering like this, please click on the volunteer tab and let me know!
These young dancers are extraordinary!
It was my pleasure to introduce Josie Kirkpatrick last night (May 27), as she presented the kick-off for her one woman musical play, 'Ghost Feather', at the Commonwealth. Friends and supporters enjoyed an evening of excellent new music, all written by Josie, and performed by her and her band.
And here’s Josie!
The rain paused long enough on May 25 for the volunteers and me to meet some folks in the Roxboro neighbourhood.
I almost could have left the jacket behind Thursday night (May 23) -- as we met so many warm and welcoming residents in Britannia. Thanks to volunteer Daniel for going with me.
No wonder Canada is so deeply in debt, and why we are diverting so much of our budget to pay interest on that debt.
The team was going up the hills of Elbow Park on August 12 -- and the support at the doors was worth the work in the rain. Yesterday was the 70-day countdown to hitting every door in Calgary Centre! PS - doorknocking is great exercise. Come join us!
Pictured with volunteer Cynthia Williams and Calgary Currie MLA Nicholas Millikan.
Join us - 33rd Avenue SW. Our tent is between 19th & 20th Streets across from the Mad Rose pub. Stop in to warm up at our new HQ at 2409 - 33rd Ave.
GREAT team at the doors on August 6. Thanks so much to my friend, Pat Kelly, MP for Calgary Rocky Ridge, for bringing some friends to help us knock on a lot of doors in Garrison Woods.
We asked visitors what most concerns them about government/politics these days. Pretty clear what people are worried about.
I won’t lie - the peppermint candies were the most popular give-away!
Including this Oilers’ fan!
The Conservative Party has committed to increasing health care and social service funding by 3% year if elected. I expect our opponents will accuse us of planning to cut health care & social services. Here is the guarantee that we will maintain and increase transfers to provinces for those services. (BTW, in 2019-20, those transfers amount to $55 Billion!).
And in North Glenmore.
The team working the doors in Shaganappi.
Knocking on doors is very rewarding because we get such a good reception from Calgarians ready to vote for a change in this constituency.
Pounding the pavement in Rutland Park. Hard work, but it pays off. Voters appreciate someone coming to their door.
Can’t say enough about the volunteers who organize these neighbourhood breakfasts and BBQs during Stampede. It brings communities together, and we applaud their commitment to making the events so terrific. Thank you all.
I spotted provincial colleagues MLA Nick Milliken and MLA Doug Schweitzer at the Marda Loop event.
I love how our communities come together for neighbourhood Stampede events.
The crowd at Sunalta was large and very warm and friendly to me.
Being interviewed by Brenna Rose of CTV at the Sunalta breakfast.
Kerby Centre served breakfast for an endless line of downtown Stampede breakfast partakers on Friday July 12 -- including locals and tourists. I met visitors from around the world.
At the Energy Breakfast at the Met Centre on Wednesday July 10. Next to me is Nicholas Milliken, the new MLA for the provincial riding of Calgary Currie, which overlaps with Calgary Centre federal.
The Premier’s Breakfast at McDougall Centre on Monday morning (July 8). Good to see several Premiers dishing out breakfast right here in the heart of Calgary Centre.
With good friends Zoe Kolbuc and J-S Rioux at the Navigator Dust-up on Monday afternoon (July 8).
At the Grace Presbyterian Church breakfast Sunday morning.
More pictures from Saturday. A very busy day for Ruth and me. Thanks to everyone who hosted us!
Ruth has stuck with me through most of the (very many) Stampede events.
I met a lot of people at the Stampede Pride Day. That tent was full!
At Mayfair Bel-Aire. They offered breakfast. I didn’t get to eat at Chinook!
My wife Ruth, on the left, joined me for the events today. What a trooper!
Andrew sure draws a crowd!
They put through 8,000 people per hour at this breakfast. That’s a lot of flapjacks!
Yesterday (July 2) was all about shooting some scenes for a video introducing me and my ideas. Watch for it later in July.
I dropped by MP Michelle Rempel’s Canada Day Party, and we shot this little video talking Calgary politics - what’s she’s hearing, what I’m hearing at the doors, and Kent Hehr’s voting record against the best interests of Alberta. You can view the video on YouTube by clicking on the picture.
Familiar faces at MP Michelle Rempel's Canada Day BBQ: MP Len Webber and Cynthia Williams enjoying the beautiful day with Ruth and me.
I attended the We R Conservative event on June 25. Pictured here with Dan McLean.
Thanking the team. I am so appreciative of the time and support that volunteers offer me.
Believe it or not, this was not the youngest volunteer. Elias, aged one month, came with his mom in his carrier. Of course, no donuts for Elias!
Of course, the team was sustained by Timmy’s!!
My favourite Ice Cream Store. Ice cream with the team! Note that my much smaller cone is hidden by the big appetites. These guys earn it.
We got a lot of great questions, mainly about energy issues, but also the unfairness of equalization which remains a top-of-mind issue for Calgarians. Mr. Blaney agreed that we need to take another look at how it is structured; he understands why Albertans feel unfairly treated by the formula.
With Premier Scott Moe of Saskatchewan.
What a team! Finishing up our door knocking in Park Hill on June 6. You have to love the team shirts.
It was the Lilac Festival on Sunday June 2. We had dozens and dozens of volunteers in the Parade, and then again at the Greg McLean-Calgary Centre tent.
'Indulge' at the Marda Loop Community Centre (May 25) is one of the most fun events I get to attend. And a great turnout in the neighbourhood for some local samplings of goods. Thanks to Anne Derby for hosting a pre-party with friends.
I joined Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, and Members of Parliament Stephanie Kusie and Shannon Stubbs, on Scotsman's Hill on Saturday morning, May 25. Scheer talked about Canada's need for a corridor across Canada so that we can build pipelines and power lines and other critical infrastructure more quickly. Outcomes would be predictable for investors, and any environmental impact would be confined. It's a very good idea.
I joined many friends on Friday May 17 to celebrate the great campaign we worked on during the provincial election for Tom Olsen in Calgary Buffalo.
Here I'm with Tom (right to left), along with Ed Tam, Councillor Jeromy Farkas, and Hal Walker.
After doorknocking I was introduced by May Han to Michael Chong, MP (Wellington-Halton Hills). Michael is in Calgary attending the Action! Chinese Canadians Together Leaders’ Summit.
And the campaign to win Calgary Centre in October is now officially underway. Our team started doorknocking on Saturday May 4 - a bit of unusual weather but spirits were not dampened!