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Conservative MP for Calgary East (Alberta)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 67.40% of the vote.

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), I have the honour to table, in both official languages, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #283 on Bill C-608 Respecting a National Day of the Midwife

Voted Yes on Vote #282 That the First Report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, presented on Thursday, March 27, 2014, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #281 That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word "That" and substituting the following: ...

Voted No on Vote #280 That the amendment be amended by adding after the word "negociated" the following: "and the Committee only report ...

Voted Yes on Vote #279 on Bill C-18 Amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and agri-food

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Spoke at today's Remembrance Day service&laid wreath on behalf of the Gov. Canada at Forest Lawn Legion #yyc #cdnpoli http://t.co/uaJNSEulzJ

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Human Rights in Iran Mr. Speaker, last week I welcomed Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran. ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, Canada has always fulfilled its international obligations. We will continue to work with the United Nations and with other countries to ensure that we ...

Posted on Twitter . @lraitt our thoughts and prayers are with you for a speedy recovery

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Natural Disasters in South Asia Mr. Speaker, On October 17, I visited Jammu and Kashmir in India. On my visit, I announced Canadian support to communities affected by devastating floods through ...

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, our Conservative government is continuing to deliver on jobs and opportunities, just as we promised. We are on track to balance the budget, and ...

Posted on Twitter Pleased to meet Sec. of State Kerry who came to Canada to show solidarity with Canadians after the terror attack #yyc http://t.co/g0Qqf5Nl39

Spoke in the House on Canada-Korea Economic Growth and Prosperity Act Mr. Speaker, it is indeed an honour for me to rise and speak today on the free trade agreement between Canada and South Korea. This trade ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, Canada commends the people of Ukraine for their show of resiliency and determination for a better future as they voted yesterday. Intimidation tactics and ...

Posted on Twitter Enjoyed debate w/Rod Love on issues when he entered fed scene.His impact on public life was immense,sad to hear of his passing #yyc #cdnpoli

A month ago

Posted on Twitter Back to business after horrific events in Ottawa. Door-knocking this afternoon with Premier @JimPrentice #yycfoothills #cdnpoli

Spoke in the House on Diwali Mr. Speaker, yesterday people across the world celebrated the festival of lights popularly known as Diwali. Diwali symbolizes the victory of light over darkness. As the ...

Posted on Twitter To our security forces including HOC guards Thank you for making us safe at the risk to your own life..you made all canada proud..

Mentioned by South Asian Observer Deepak Obhrai to Lead Canadas Delegation to India Long-time Indo Canadian MP and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Deepak Obhrai has been assigned duty of leading the Canadian delegation that is going on Indian trade mission. The delegation is leaving for India on October 10.

Mentioned by South Asian Observer Deepak Obhrai to Lead Canada's Delegation to India Long-time Indo Canadian MP and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Deepak Obhrai has been assigned duty of leading the Canadian delegation that is going on Indian trade mission. The delegation is leaving for India on October 10.

Two months ago

Mentioned by Calgary Sun Calgary MP Deepak Obhria denies he was taking a nap in the House of Commons Deepak Obhrai insists he was listening "intently" during a recent session on Parliament Hill and not sleeping as video recordings suggest. The Calgary MP can be seen resting comfortably, head against hand, eyes closed, while his colleague responds to a ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca Conservative Deepak Obhrai expands assault on Tory MP's Reform Act to ... ... is written by Global News' without any editorial influence by the sponsor. If you'd like to learn more... OTTAWA – Tory MP Deepak Obhrai has expanded his email critique of fellow Conservative Michael Chong's Reform Act to the inboxes of opposition MPs.

Mentioned by StarPhoenix MP launches attack on fellow Tory's reform bill A Conservative MP has written to all Tory parliamentarians urging them to reject a private member's bill from a fellow Conservative that would give individual MPs more power to shape party policy. Deepak Obhrai, who also serves as parliamentary secretary ...

Mentioned by StarPhoenix MP launches attack on fellow Tory's reform bill A Conservative MP has written to all Tory parliamentarians urging them to reject a private member's bill from a fellow Conservative that would give individual MPs more power to shape party policy. Deepak Obhrai, who also serves as parliamentary secretary ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Bill C-6, An Act to implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions Sorry, I'm not used to the committee business now. Mr. Chairman, we listen to the experts very clearly to understand the concerns and the issues that ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2012-2013: Votes 1b, 5b, 10b, 15b, 30b, L35b, L40b, ... Very good. You're doing a good job. I liked the answer. You said “adjustment” instead of “cuts”. So take note of that, it's called adjustment not ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2011-12: Votes 1b, 5b, 10b, 15b, 17b, 30b and ... Chairman, it's nice to be back on the committee for a short while. Minister, congratulations on your appointment as the Minister of Foreign Affairs. This is ...