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Alberta's conservatives look ahead to bigger battles as ballots are cast for merger

As a sign of the times, and perhaps a testament to the amount of resources being sucked up fighting the NDP on home turf, the...

What Is The Point Of My Voice In The Conservative Leadership Race?

From the very beginning, my voice has been ignored by the bulk of the media to the point that many people still do not even...

Former MP Andrew Saxton, businessman Rick Peterson join list of Tory hopefuls

The official candidates so far are Conservative MPs Maxime Bernier, Michael Chong, Kellie Leitch, Deepak Obhrai, Andrew Scheer and Brad Trost, but several others, including...

And then there were 13: Winnipeg doctor drops out of Conservative leadership race

The National Post couldn't reach another candidate, Alberta MP Deepak Obhrai, after repeated attempts to determine whether or not he is staying in the race.

Deepak Obhrai Is The Fun Uncle Who Keeps Stealing The Show At Tory Leadership Debates

It's worth remembering that one of the most memorable refrains from the Liberals' winning 2015 election campaign — “a Canadian is a Canadian is a...

Deepak Obhrai wants to be ring leader of the biggest Tory tent in history

Deepak Obhrai, Calgary Forest Lawn, Conservative leadership race, Stephen Harper, Diwali Calgary MP Deepak Obhrai celebrates Diwali on Parliament Hill with then-prime minister Stephen Harper...

Seeking federal Conservative leadership, Deepak Obhrai pushes inclusion and positivity

Calgary MP Deepak Obhrai hopes his experience, along with his message of inclusion and forward-thinking, will lead to him becoming the next leader of the...

Deepak Obhrai, Calgary MP, Enters Conservative Leadership Race

CBC.caWell, now one is planning to — longtime Calgary MP Deepak Obhrai. Obhrai, 66, will be the fifth entrant in the contest that will conclude...

Calgary MP Deepak Obhrai joins Conservative leadership race

Longtime Calgary MP Deepak Obhrai is joining the race for the leadership of the federal Conservatives. Obhrai, who represents the Calgary Forest Lawn riding and...

Tony Clement 'Very' Excited To Join Conservative Leadership Race

MPs Lisa Raitt, Andrew Scheer, Brad Trost and Deepak Obhrai are also mulling leadership bids, as are TV personality Kevin O'Leary and, the likely front-runner...

EU Not To Blame For One Of Canada's Greatest Diplomatic Failures

Yet here was Conservative MP Deepak Obhrai this week claiming that the reason for that earlier humiliation lay squarely at the feet of the European...

Deepak Obhrai May Run For Tory Leadership, But Won't Deny Backing Peter MacKay

OTTAWA — Calgary MP Deepak Obhrai is testing the waters for a possible Conservative leadership run. "I'm trying to feel my support, what support do...

Deepak Obhrai Backs Brexit, Blames European Union For Canada's Embarrassment At UN

OTTAWA — Canada lost its bid for a United Nations Security Council seat because of the European Union and the country would be better served...

Calgary MPs taking wait-and-see approach on Conservative leadership race

While Alberta remains the conservative heartland — eight of Calgary's 10 House of Commons' seats are represented by Tories — local MPs such as Ron...

Fate of bill to change O Canada lyrics may depend on dying MP's ability to get to House of Commons

However, Bélanger was unable to make it to the Commons for that vote. Conservative MPs Michael Chong, Michelle Rempel, Peter Kent, Deepak Obhrai and Len...

Exercise 'good judgment' if confronted with a situation like Duffy affair in future: Gerstein

(subscription) (subscription)In the first quarter of this year, the Conservatives raised $5.7-million more than the combined total of the Liberals and the NDP. The...

Does automatic applause a trained seal make?

(subscription) (subscription)Almost two years ago, indignant about having been labelled a “trained seal” by his former Conservative colleague Brent Rathgeber, Calgary East MP Deepak...

Kevin O'Leary Just Might Be 'Pissed Off' Enough To Run For Tory Leader

The question should be clear, O'Leary told CPAC's Peter Van Dusen from the Conservative party convention, where he is testing out the waters for a...

Elbowgate's traumatized victims need your support

Conservative MP Deepak Obhrai's one-man show, The Elbow Monologues. But serenity continues to elude. That's why your support is vitally important. We did so much...

Old divisions set to re-emerge at key Conservative national convention this week

Calgary Conservative MP Deepak Obhrai, the dean of the Tory caucus, said the convention will be arguably the most important ever for the Conservative Party...

Largest-ever contingent from Canada to join parliamentary friendship group with India

The meeting for the new group was convened by the senior-most Conservative in the House of Commons, Deepak Obhrai. The members cut across party lines,...

Conservative Party Membership Fees Lowered After Criticism From MPs

660 NewsEarlier in the month, Conservative MP Deepak Obhrai issued a press release that said he thought the $25 fee would turn the party into...

MP Deepak Obhrai blasts new Conservative Party rule

Calgary, April 15 (CINEWS): In an interview recently, Calgary Conservative MP Deepak Obhrai was critical of party president John Walsh announcement that entrance fees for...

Rising fees and tensions plague federal Conservative Party

Forcing would-be federal Tory leaders to cough up $100,000 and charging higher membership fees isn't helping the party pick up the pieces of its 2015...

Conservative MP slams Tories for becoming an 'elitist, white-only club'

Longtime Calgary MP Deepak Obhrai is publicly denouncing his own party for turning into an "elitist, white-only club." Obhrai says the Tories have adopted new...

MP Deepak Obhrai says Conservative Party's new rules will make it “elitist and white-only” club

“When you have to put upfront $100,000 for a leadership this is sending a message that leadership is restricted to only those who are wealthy,”...

If Mulcair loses party vote, it would be unprecedented

Conservative MP Deepak Obhrai says he is very concerned about the direction his party is taking in its leadership contest. “These actions, in my view,...

Punjabi is Canada third official language

In the overall aspect of it, the South Asian community won,” MP Deepak Obhrai of Conservative Party said. In an interview with the paper, Navdeep...

Conservative Leadership $5-Million Spending Cap Raises Eyebrows

National PostThe spending limit is more than five times the $950,000 ceiling set by the Liberals in their last leadership contest in 2013, and it...

Death Toll Doubles To 42 After Fiji Cyclone

(blog) (blog)CONSERVATIVE Party International Development Critic Deepak Obhrai on Tuesday called on International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau to provide more humanitarian assistance to the...

Deepak Obhrai calls on the Liberal Government to provide more assistance to victims of Fiji cyclone

CONSERVATIVE Party International Development Critic Deepak Obhrai on Tuesday called on International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau to provide more humanitarian assistance to the cyclone victims...

Canada's Liberal Government Admits Humanitarian Aid Can Reach Terrorists

asked Conservative Deepak Obhrai from Calgary. The parliamentary secretary to Development Minister Karina Gould defended Bibeau's comments, suggesting the policy of impartiality in development assistance...

Liberals Grilled Over Concerns Canadian Aid Could Help ISIS

In the Commons, several Conservative MPs suggested that permitting such treatment would be an outrage. Could ... On the other hand, this Liberal government turns...

O'Leary: Tory MPs are out-of-touch on peace-keeping

Long-time Conservative MP Deepak Obhrai said O'Leary's notions might have a home in the NDP rather than the Tories, but that's something the business mogul...

Deepak Obhrai: Kevin O'Leary Might Be A Better Fit For The NDP

OTTAWA — If Kevin O'Leary thinks Canada should stay out of the military mission against the Islamic State and stick to peacekeeping, then he should...

Conservative MP Deepak Obhrai: Kevin O'Leary is no 'white knight'

Kevin O'Leary has nothing to offer the Conservative Party of Canada and is not fit to lead the party, says Conservative MP Deepak Obhrai in...

Kevin O'Leary Unfit To Be Tory Leader, Says Calgary MP Deepak Obhrai

He may want to be the next Conservative leader, but the welcome mat out is not out for television personality Kevin O'Leary, says one of...

O'Leary Unfit To Be Tory Leader, Says MP Deepak Obhrai

O'Leary is bad news and an undesirable candidate to replace Stephen Harper as leader, Calgary MP Deepak Obhrai told The Monday. Obhrai, who was...

Punjabi is Canada third official language

Punjabi is officially the third language of the Canadian Parliament. The first and second official languages of the country and its parliament are English and...

Punjabi is Canada third official language

Punjabi is officially the third language of the Canadian Parliament. The first and second official languages of the country and its parliament are English and...

Politics This Morning: The Hill celebrates Diwali

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP Deepak Obhrai will host the 15th annual national Diwali celebration on Parliament Hill today, starting at 6:30 p.m. The evening will...

Punjabi now third-most spoken language in Canada's parliament

TORONTO: Four years after Punjabi became Canada's third most common language, it has now attained the same status in the country's new Parliament, after English...

Calgary MP Deepak Obhrai king of the Conservative caucus, for the moment

For a brief moment in history, Deepak Obhrai will be the man at the helm of the Conservative party caucus. The longtime Calgary MP happens...

Deepak Obhrai to lead CPC's first post-Harper caucus meeting ...

A joint session of Parliament in the House of Commons in Ottawa November 3, 2014. (Chris Wattie/Reuters). OTTAWA — For a brief moment in history,...

Longtime Conservative Calgary MP Deepak Obhrai to run party's ...

Conservative MP Deepak Obhrai stands in the House of Commons during question period in Ottawa, Friday, May 30, 2014. For a brief moment in history,...

POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS THIS WEEK: Deepak Obhrai will be head honcho of ...

CONSERVATIVES Deepak Obhrai low res “CALGARY MP Deepak Obhrai king of the Conservative caucus, for the moment” – goes the heading in an article on...

Deepak Obhrai To Chris Alexander In C-24 Debate Last Year: 'A Canadian Is A ...

So, when re-elected Tory MP Deepak Obhrai told The Calgary Herald Wednesday that he always opposed Bill C-24, the so-called Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act, the...

Tory MP Obhrai says he has always opposed Bill C-24

A veteran Conservative MP says he is now free to speak out against Bill C-24, saying he always opposed the controversial legislation that allowed the...

Punjabis make history in Canada federal elections

The Liberals had nominated 20 Indo-Canadians in the elections and most were Punjabis. Of these, 15 Punjabis have been elected. Only two Punjabis have been...

Indo-Canadian candidates win record 19 seats in Parliament

"I have a strong record both as a representative of the constituency as well as working in government and in the opposition over the years...