Deepak Obhrai 18th most influential person among Top 100 influencers of Canada’s global future

DEEPAK HILL TIMESDEEPAK Obhrai, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and for International Human Rights, has been named by the Hill Times newspaper’s Power & Influence magazine as one of the “Top 100 Influencing Canada’s Global Future.”

Obhrai has been chosen as the 18th most influential person. In its issue of April 28, the Hill Times says:

“He’s not a policy heavyweight, but the foreign affairs workhorse. When the PM refused to attend last fall’s Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka because of human rights concerns, Mr. Obhrai went instead. He is often the face of Canada when the foreign minister’s not around. For his eight years of service as parliamentary secretary for foreign affairs, he was made a member of the Privy Council and given the added responsibility for international human rights last year. The Tanzanian-born Calgary MP with the trademark scarf is well regarded by the foreign minister.”