The Member of Parliament from Calgary, Alberta, submitted his paperwork, including the hefty leadership fee, which includes a $50,000 (Cdn) non-refundable deposit as well as an additional $50,000 (Cdn) compliance deposit which is refundable provided the candidate complies with campaign rules, and fills out a 40 page questionnaire that asks for references.
‘”A Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian”
The longest serving MP in the party, Deepak Obhrai did not shrink from challenging measures his own government tried to pass.
Most prominently in 2014 when he questioned the Conservatives’ Bill C-54, declaring it went against the Canadian principle of all citizens being equal, no matter what. It was Obrai who first said, ‘”A Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian.”
Deepak Obhrai is now running against four other registered candidates, with another couple of contenders expected to enter soon.
The leader will be elected on May 27, 2017.