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!
On Saturday (Sept 14) I got some welcome help from Ft. McMurray MLA Laila Goodridge.
We were back in the Beltline last night. With the election call, we can now 'officially' access all condominiums. Thanks to those who invited us in to meet residents prior to the official access period.
Day One of the official campaign and I had some media accompanying me while doorknocking.
The woman in the picture with me is Claire Rattee, our Conservative candidate in Skeena-Bulkley Valley, B.C. She was passing through Calgary recently wearing a great T-shirt that caught my eye!
Claire is a small business owner in Kitimat. She is also a former City Councillor for the District of Kitimat and the youngest person to hold a seat on Kitimat Council.
Best of luck on October 21 from your new friends in Calgary. Let's prove that many British Columbians support resource development and prosperity. Find her at: @claireratteeskeenabulkleyvalley or on Twitter @clairerattee.
We had great fun meeting people at 'Miracle on 34th Street' in Killarney on Saturday (Sept 7). Bicycle decorating, road hockey, the local boys in blue, and some great eating! Mother Nature cooperated and the band played! Magic evening.
In Inglewood again this weekend! The team met lots of supporters in my old neighbourhood on Sunday Sept 8.
Just some of the volunteers who came out to our volunteer blitz on Saturday September 7. The next blitz is September 28 - mark your calendar and join us!
The backyard team of sign constructors. The wooden frames are for the big signs. The campaign manager says that so many 4’x4’ and 4’x8’ signs have been spoken for that we will have to order more!
Meanwhile, 14,500 pieces of literature went out the door to volunteers to deliver to mailboxes in the southern part of the riding. The rest of the riding will receive theirs during this coming week.
These little beauties are starting to roll out. We have a volunteer blitz Saturday (Sept 7) at our HQ (2409 - 33rd Ave in Marda Loop, just east of Crowchild Trail). Stop by between 10 and noon to pick up some literature to drop in mailboxes; volunteer lunch from noon to 1:30. Pick up a lawn sign while you are there! (or sign up online for a delivery - click the Lawn Sign button above).
And another team working in South Calgary, this one on Wednesday.
Greeting my well-dressed friend George Mackintosh-Wason. Her (yes, George is a “her”) humans are Troy Wason and Lisa Mackintosh, standing behind us.
Enjoying the beer gardens.
On the other side of the camera! We were accompanied to the Camp Fyrefly fundraiser by Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro whose constituency overlaps with Calgary Centre.
Back at the doors in some seemingly familiar territory! Could this be a whole street of supporters?
A shout-out of appreciation to Blake Richards (MP - Banff-Airdrie) who came to Calgary Centre to doorknock for me while I was away on a family matter.
It was a plus-30 evening last night (Aug 21) but the team was undeterred as they headed out to meet folks in North Glenmore Park. You can see we are once again seeking the canine vote! Lots and lots of dog-parents in Calgary Centre!
Thank you to Calgary Currie MLA Nicholas Milliken for joining the crew in North Glenmore Park last evening (Aug 20). Thanks also to Tamara Loiselle, who was another contender in the Calgary Centre nomination race and who has been tirelessly helping on my campaign.
Saturday August 17 was the Chinese Street Festival and Parade.
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
Teams of volunteers were around Calgary Centre this weekend putting up signs. I hope you noticed our presence growing. Still lots of locations in the queue - if yours hasn't arrived, be patient. There are more to come!
Thanks to Laila and all the other great volunteers on Saturday.
Multi-tasking with signs and knocking doors in Sunalta on Friday the 13th. And finishing up with less sunlight than we are used to!
Good to start them young! Can’t vote, but they can put up signs!
CBC and Global in Roxboro this morning.
With the writ dropping today, it is timely to wish the best of luck to my fellow rookie candidates in Calgary, Jasraj Singh Hallan in Forest Lawn, and Jag Sahota in Skyview. Together, let’s make some waves in Ottawa with our 2019 Rookie Team!
Campaign manager Geoff Pradella signs out a package to a volunteer.
Signs have started to sprout around the riding like crocuses in spring! Watch for more all this week.
Out back of the campaign HQ, the sign crew is busy assembling the lawn signs for delivery and pickup (Sat Sept 7).
If you’d like me to come by your home, office or a restaurant/pub and talk to a group that you assemble, just click on the Volunteer button above and let us know.
A shout-out to Rocky Ridge MP @PatKelly_MP with his team for again coming out to doorknock with me, this time on Tuesday evening (Sept 3) in South Calgary.
Potential voters come in all colours!
A little damp weather couldn’t dampen the spirit of the Pride Parade on Sunday September 1.
Campaign volunteers Miguel and Dustin at the Camp Fyrefly fundraiser, August 31 at the Hyatt. Camp Fyrefly supports LGBTQ2+ youth by providing a safe and supportive place.
It's starting to get real. Here's our sign order delivered today and in our HQ basement, ready for assembly and delivery in the next couple of weeks.
Our new campaign HQ is now operational at 2409 - 33rd Ave (on the south side of 33rd, just east of Crowchild Tr). Calgary old-timers will remember this place as the former Smilin’ Buddha Tattoo Parlour - a local institution! More recently, it served as Greg Clark’s campaign HQ in the provincial election.
We’re using the space for meetings (this is the Sign Committee meeting on Saturday afternoon) but our hours are still on as-needed basis, so if you plan to stop by, please call ahead at 403.453.2454. We’ll be staffed regularly after Labour Day.
One of our teams was knocking on doors in Parkhill earlier this week, on August 19. I love having so many young people on the campaign and hope I don't lose them all when university starts up again!
It was definitely a sunscreen kind of day!
No wonder Canada is so deeply in debt, and why we are diverting so much of our budget to pay interest on that debt.
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?
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!
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.
A HUGE day doorknocking in Mount Royal on Sunday. Our sign crews are so busy that doorknockers are now bringing signs! If you are still waiting for a sign - patience please. Demand is high (a good problem).
We took a break from doorknocking to go tailgating at the Stamps game.
The team knocked on doors in Killarney in the morning and finished up in Ramsay after the tailgating. We really rocked Ramsay!
Thanks to my supporter Kelly for the pictures of her kids.
And Metro came with me in Scarboro later in the day.
Gotta love this street! Richmond Road the day the election was called, September 11.
And the last task on what was a very productive day ... putting up the sign in front of our HQ. Great visibility on busy 33rd Avenue SW, just off Crowchild.
The burgers were great. And the dog clearly wanted to try one for himself!
Ruth Pogue hands out a package of literature to be delivered by this volunteer. All of the literature we were hoping would be delivered this weekend, did go out the door. The rest will be delivered by Canada Post all this week.
Volunteers enjoyed some pizza and goodies after the work was done.
Fortunately it is a beautiful day for working outside!
Many thanks to Anne and Reg Pattemore, for hosting a meet-and-greet with their friends and neighbours yesterday.
We had some great discussion about our country's direction, and more people got to hear directly my stances on women's reproductive rights and my commitment to equality in society for people of all sexualities.
And we made some friends!
The sun was shining brightly on our doorknockers in Killarney this week. We'll take as many of these great evenings as we can get before the fall chill sets in!
We had so many volunteers that we sent out an additional team. We’re getting a lot done in South Calgary.
Check out the perfect dress Ruth found to wear to the Pride Parade. The fellow in the black hat is Dustin Franks, my deputy campaign manager.
Pride Parade Day isn’t complete without a stop at the beer gardens. Ruth and I are pictured with Chris Adams.
The team on Saturday (August 31) before the rain got us! Currie Barracks.
The crew from Thursday August 29. There was a fall chill in the air … already!
Stephanie and her team of doorknockers from our two volunteer crews covered a lot of ground.
MP Stephanie Kusie (Midnapore) also came doorknocking on my behalf. Thank you.
Yesterday (August 18) the team was doorknocking in Elbow Park, accompanied by my (hopefully) future colleague Tom Kmiec, the Member of Parliament for Calgary Shepard. Thanks, Tom, for coming out to help!
At the summer festivals, we have put a board in our tent and invited people to tell us what concerns them. Here is the board from the Chinese festival yesterday. Jobs and taxes play big.
Everyone loves a parade, and our tent had a front row view.
Minister of Children’s Services, Hon. Rebecca Schultz, dropped by the tent.
August 13: The rain missed us -- and we covered a lot of ground in Elbow Park.
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!