OTTAWA (NEWS): Deepak Obhrai, M.P. and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, has been chosen by the Embassy newspaper as one of the top people in Canadian foreign policy.
In its March 6, 2013 issue, Embassy says, “Few Parliamentary Secretaries normally make the cut, but Mr. Obhrai is a special case. The government has used his annual Diwali bash to get close to the Indian diaspora; last year Mr. Harper and at least four cabinet ministers attended.
“But besides the ceremony, the man in the trademark scarf has been tasked with important work representing Canada in places the foreign minister wouldn’t normally visit, such as the Pacific Islands and some parts of Africa. In fact, he’s travelled widely in his seven years in the role. It also helps that he gets along well with his boss, Mr. Baird.”