The Deepakage: Taking Politics back to its Grassroots, and Inspiring the Next Generation

Drinks with Deepak… and the University of Calgary Conservatives

This week I was thrilled to sit down with one of the local university clubs in Calgary, the Conservative students at the University of Calgary. We talked about their future, their dreams, and why they must be involved in public life, and politics. They were all very keen to defeat the incompetent Liberal government, with which I couldn’t agree more! It is always a pleasure to chat with young conservatives who are the backbone of our party. I look…

Big Data Challenge 2019 STEM competition and speech

Folks, yesterday I was honored to attend the 2019 Big Data Challenge which took place in Calgary, for the first time in the competition’s history outside of Toronto. The Big Data Challenge is partnered with leading national organizations such as the Canadian Space Agency, the Royal Bank of Canada, Cisco, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, and others. This reinforces the important work done by, and focus of, the Big Data Challenge. STEM-based education matters because of the important innovations that…

University of Toronto’s Indian Students Society 10th Anniversary

Yesterday I had the pleasure of speaking to the Indian Students Society at the University of Toronto. The club celebrated its 10th Anniversary, and both Indian Consul General Dinesh Bhatia and I were thrilled to be invited and to get to chat with the students. Personally, I encouraged them to seize all opportunities that come their way and leave a positive legacy behind, no matter what they decide to do with their lives, the future is theirs! Deepak

Venezuela and I – some backstory

Friends, some of you might have seen my tweet from last week on the Maduro regime in Venezuela. It is right here, again, for context. I mentioned in my Retweet a story from a few years back, when dictator Hugo Chavez passed away. I’m here to provide you with more context and background than a tweet can allow. At the time of Chavez’ death, as Parliamentary Secretary of Foreign Affairs, I acknowledged in a press release the dictator’s death and…

Legislative Update: Hindu Heritage Month PMB

Friends, one of the great joys of my job as a Parliamentarian is the ability to introduce bills on important issues. One such topic is the establishment of a Hindu Heritage Month here in Canada, in recognition of the contributions of Hindu-Canadians to the social fabric and economic growth of our great country. Today I introduced this bill, which received the number C-416, and it passed First Reading (bills in the House of Commons must pass three readings in total,…