Government attacks free speech with gag order on positive oil and gas stories. Read More

We ignore the consequences of complacency at our peril

November 11 is Remembrance Day, a time of reflection and gratitude. The sacrifices made, the lives lost, and the hopes for a peaceful tomorrow are etched in our collective memory. In knowing our past, we pave the way for a brighter future. We pledge to remember, ensuring that such devastation is never repeated. 

To the brave souls who served and the indomitable spirit of those affected, we salute and honor you. Your resilience continues to guide us.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.

The conflict between Russian and Ukraine has continued for over a year and a half now.  That tells us a few things:  that the world is still subject to conflict between nations who believe that their relative size and strength are more important than people’s free will to choose their own way of life; and, despite the relative differences in apparent capabilities, there is no quick subjugation of a people who will fight to uphold their values. The latter is good (in my opinion), but it means that the awful price in lives and destruction will continue. I think the resolve of our free world is being tested, and we must rise to the occasion. If this Russian ‘annexation’ of an independent and democratic country is not stopped, then this behaviour will continue in the world. There is much at stake, and it is imperative that our support for Ukraine’s continued independence remains strong. 

This is a moment in history, and we ignore the consequences of complacency at our peril.

Please contact me at  or by phone at 403-244-1880 and keep up to date on my work in Parliament on my website,

Greg McLean