About Greg McLean

Greg McLean - Our Member of Parliament

Greg was first elected the Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre on October 21, 2019, and was re-elected September 20, 2021. His official Parliamentary website can be found at GregMcLeanMP.ca.

Work In Parliament

In the current Parliament (44th Parliament), Greg is a member of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, an exceptionally important policy area right now with expanding numbers of government approved immigration levels, but also often unknown numbers of temporary residents, persons whose visitor permits have expired but have not left the country, and those who came to Canada on student visas. This casual approach to managing immigration puts pressure on infrastructure such as housing, health care and education. Slow processing and sometimes impossible requirements (such as accessing biometrics in Gaza) also puts refugees at risk of harm as they wait in countries like Afghanistan for paperwork to be processed while they live in danger. 

Greg previously served on the Environment Committee where he took - and continues to take - a strong interest in policy that balances environmental protection with consumer interests and the prosperity of Canada's diverse energy industry. That focus includes work in advancing Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS), hydrogen, nuclear energy, and the Canadian-made technology that achieves emissions reductions in the traditional oil and gas industry and other industries (such as cement). There is also exciting new technology being developed - much of it here in Alberta - that turns waste carbon into useful industrial and consumer products. Greg believes we can find an appropriate balance that meets Canada's goals - and global goals - in emissions control, while still providing reliable, clean energy to power our world.

In the last (43rd) Parliament, Greg served as the Conservative Shadow Minister for Natural Resources & Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor), the Deputy Shadow Minister for National Revenue (tax policy issues); was the Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Natural Resources; and served on the Justice and Human Rights Committee.

Professional Career

Before being elected as MP for Calgary Centre in 2019, Greg worked as a financial professional for 20 years. His work put him in close contact with Alberta’s vital oil and gas sector and with technology start-ups, giving him a first-hand understanding of what it takes for hard-working Calgarians to invest, risk, build, and succeed. It’s the entrepreneurial spirit that drives our province and helps make our city great. Greg works hard to use his financial background to bring on-the-ground expertise in finance,  business and resource development to Parliament. As a new MP, Greg has spent time working with his colleagues refining  policy on resource development, including the significant strides the industry has taken toward sustainable development, and the many reasons that Canadians should prefer Canadian oil over environmentally and ethically inferior imports.


Greg has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Alberta, and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. Together, Greg and his wife Ruth Pogue have a combined family of four sons, three of whom will expand the family by marrying in 2024. Greg is a big music fan, and enjoys skiing, hiking, biking, and everything else Calgary and the Rocky Mountains has to offer.