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Statement: Saturday Morning and Obhrai

statement: Deepak was a constant source of joy inside the Conservative caucus, said a statement from heartbroken leader Andrew Scheer, with whom Obhrai shared the battle to lead the party in 2016 and 2017, according to CTV. He brightened every room he walked into and often injected warmth, kindness, and good humour into our deliberations. The unexpected news came Saturday morning in a statement that said Obhrai -- he just turned 69 last month, roughly the same time he was diagnosed with an advanced case of the disease -- died abruptly in Calgary while surrounded by members of his family, who described themselves as shocked by his sudden departure. I know I speak on behalf of my Conservative colleagues when I say that he will be missed tremendously. I was shocked to hear that because he seemed to be in fine form the last time I saw him when the House was still sitting, Scheer said. In an interview, Scheer said he only heard a few days ago that Obhrai had taken ill. ( As reported in the news.