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Deepak's Profile

BORN:

July 5th, 1950 in Oldeani, Tanzania

EDUCATION:
  • Arusha Secondary School, Tanzania - Junior High
  • Daly College - Indore, India - Senior High&
  • Air Traffic Control, United Kingdom and East Africa
LANGUAGES:

English, Hindi, Punjabi, Swahili, Gujarati

PERSONAL:

Married to Neena with two daughters, Priti and Kaajal; son, Aman; and son-in-law, Robin Martin. In 2006 his family was further blessed by a grandson, Davin Jacob and in 2008 with the arrival of granddaughter Evasha.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
  • President, India-Canada Association of Calgary (1990-92)
  • Vice President, National Indo-Canadian Council, Alberta Region (1993-95)
  • President, Monterey Community Association (1996-97)
  • President, Hindu Society of Calgary (1997)
CAREER:
  • Businessman: Indo Canadian Enterprises
  • City of Calgary Electric Systems
  • Air Traffic Controller
ELECTORAL:
  • May 02, 2011
  • Calgary East, Alberta
  • 67.4% with 23,372 votes
  • Oct. 14, 2008
  • Calgary East, Alberta
  • 67% with 21,311 votes
  • Jan. 23, 2006
  • Calgary East, Alberta
  • 67% with 26 766 votes
  • Jun. 28, 2004
  • Calgary East, Alberta
  • 61% with 21 897 votes
  • Nov. 27, 2000
  • Calgary East, Alberta
  • 54% with 18 141 votes
  • Jun. 02, 1997
  • Calgary East, Alberta
  • 45% with 13 348 votes
PARLIAMENTARY FUNCTIONS: 41th Parliament (Current)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and for International Human Rights
40th Parliament
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development
  • Special Committee on the Canadian Mission in Afghanistan
  • Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee of Foreign Affairs and International Development
39th Parliament
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (Asia-Pacific and Africa)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation
  • Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development
  • Special Committee on the Canadian Mission in Afghanistan
38th Parliament Official Opposition
  • Senior Critic for Multiculturalism
  • Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage
  • Deputy Critic for Intergovernmental Affairs, Citizenship and Immigration and Canadian Heritage 
  • Chair of the Task Force on Globalization and Competitiveness
  • Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade
  • Sub-Committee on Human Rights and International Development
37th Parliament
  • Senior Critic for Multiculturalism
  • Senior Critic for International Cooperation (CIDA)
  • Vice-Chair, Subcommittee on Human Rights and International Development
  • Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade
36th Parliament
  • Senior Critic for International Trade
  • Vice-Chair, Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade
  • ubcommittee on International Trade, Trade Disputes and Investment
  • Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage
  • Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration

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Constituency Office

Radisson Centre Suite 225, 525-28 Street SE Calgary, Alberta T2A 6W9 Phone: 403-207-3030 Fax: 403-207-3035 Email: deepak@deepakobhrai.com

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Parliamentary Office

426-N Centre Block House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario. K1A 0A6 Phone: 613-947-4566 Fax: 613-947-4569 Email: Deepak.obhrai@parl.gc.ca