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Obhrai touts experience in Tory leadership bid, Scheer ‘100 per cent’ expected to announce soon

By Laura Ryckewaert      

Conservative MP Deepak Obhrai’s candidate submission marks five officially in the race, with more expected to enter as the race heats up this fall.

Conservative House Leader Andrew Scheer is expected to soon announce he's joining the Conservative leadership, while Conservative MP and caucus dean Deepak Obhrai officially submitted his candidate application last week. The Hill Times Photographs by Jake Wright

Conservative MP Deepak Obhrai says he has the experience to become his party's leader and plans to run a grassroots campaign focused on Canadians young, new, and old, after filing his official candidacy papers with the party on Sept. 6 and becoming the fifth to do so thus far. Meanwhile, The Hill Times has learned that Conservative House Leader Andrew Scheer (Regina-Qu'Appelle, Sask.) has decided “100 per cent” he will be joining the race, with an official announcement coming soon. Mr.

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