For Immediate Release August 3, 2019 (OTTAWA) Hon. Deepak Obhrai, Member of Parliament for Calgary Forest Lawn and Dean of the Conservative Caucus has passed away last night after a brief and aggressive battle with liver cancer. He passed away peacefully in Calgary surrounded by his family. Hon. Obhrai was diagnosed a few weeks prior with stage 4 liver cancer in Calgary. As Dean of the Conservative Caucus, Hon. Obhrai was also the Conservative Party’s nominated candidate in the riding of Calgary Forest Lawn, which he represented in Ottawa since 1997. This was going to be his 8th federal election that he was due to contest. In the current parliament he contested the Leadership of…
Friends, the Indo-Canadian Chamber of Commerce honored me this year with their 2019 President’s Award earlier this month in Toronto. This is a video of my journey with highlights from the past 22+ years that they showed to introduce me at the Gala. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/UI5ehMqT9G0
Every summer for the past few years I have been lucky enough to get to address the interns living and working in Ottawa for our caucus and party from all over Canada. This past month the same happened. I got to share from my experiences, the barriers I had to overcome over 22 years ago as an outsider to politics, and most importantly, I encourage our interns to remain involved in civic life, and in politics more specifically, and make a difference. Good luck to the 2019 CPC Internship Class and may we hear great things from you in the near future! Cheers, Deepak
Folks, long before Justin Trudeau popularized the mantra that a Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian, yours truly stood up for this principle against my own party. Here is a video from May 2014 when I made this very important declaration, which I will always and forever hold true. Enjoy!
Folks, I had this video made for an event where I was recognized and honored for the past 22 years during which I have served as a Member of Parliament so I thought I’d share it here too. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/CA1DaWNVffg
… you can see me nodding in agreement at the end of it. The “excitement” starts after the first 40 seconds or so. Deepak
There has been a lot of talk about my colleague Michael Chong’s bill passed in the previous parliament, The Reform Act. By now you know what it does, especially with the controversies in the news about my colleagues, MPs Jody Wilson-Raybould, and Dr. Jane Philpott. When it was introduced, and then passed, I opposed this bill, and I still do. Let me tell you why: I believe it took the power of grassroots away and gave it to MPs when it came to the future of Party Leaders. I expressed my disagreement publicly with this bill while in the Canadian High Commission in London, very near to the mother of our Parliament, Westminster. Coincidentally, after the 2015 election, the bill made me “King for a Day”. As Dean of the Caucus (longest continuously serving MP of a party caucus), I chaired the meeting…
Friends, you know I love the Deepak’s Dank Meme Stash Facebook Page and I thought for this Throwback Thursday to bring you back some of their gems, since I know we can always do with a chuckle or two! As always © Deepak’s Dank Meme Stash Facebook Page