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

Ending Cosmetic Animal Testing Campaign

I was pleased to meet with young reps from The Body Shop stores in one of the shopping centers, Sunridge Mall, in my riding of Calgary Forest Lawn. This campaign matters to them and it matters to me. I agree that a ban would bring Canada into line with the established standards around the world, and I encourage the Minister of Health to revamp the Food and Drugs Act, which this bill would affect, to bring it more in line…

University of Calgary Tories Big Blue Tent Meet-Up

During the CPC Leadership Race I said I would mentor young Canadians to join public service. It was wonderful to meet young Tories from the University of Calgary and encourage them to seek public office. These are some of the bright young Conservatives to whom I want to pass my torch when I move on.

The Power of Local Political Associations (EDAs)

Not all strategies are created equal in the “wonderful” world of politics. This is something that I quickly learned after unsuccessfully running in provincial politics. Having a game plan that incorporates the many facets of the political world is key to being successful. One of those facets is the inclusion of the local electoral district association (EDA) into your strategy (more on this below). The ultimate goal of any political candidate should be to receive a broad-base of support…

Racism in Politics vs. Racism in Politics to further ones Agenda

Asking questions that help Canadians understand policies, behaviours and a politicians’ opinion IS NOT RACIST, and preventing this line of questioning goes against the very foundations of grassroots politics. This is a big concern for me! Make no mistake, during my 20 years of public service, I have faced racism firsthand. During my first successful campaign, I dealt with the ugly face of racism. You can read about it in the following article, however at this moment, I want to talk…

Tips on Succeeding in the face of Discrimination: How I won my First Election

I never imagined how facing Racism head on would place me down a path where I learned some of my greatest political lessons of all time.  It was during this time, and I will never forget – the moment when I knew things were going to change!  It was here that I learned some of my greatest lessons that have been the foundation of my success. Be sure to scroll to the bottom for my Tips on Succeeding in the face of…

Goal of the Leadership Race: Campaign Checklist

As you know this last year I ran for the Conservative Leadership Race.  When I started, I had goals that I wanted to accomplish and I believe we met them, these goals also inspired me to move forward with this website and continue what we started!