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Canadian Press NewsAlert: Conservative MP Deepak Obhrai dies of cancer

Conservative MP Deepak Obhrai has died after a brief and aggressive battle with liver cancer. Obhrai speaks during the Conservative leadership debate at the Maclab Theatre in Edmonton, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Codie McLachlan

CALGARY — Conservative MP Deepak Obhrai has died after a brief and aggressive battle with liver cancer.

Relatives of the Calgary politician say he passed away Friday in Calgary surrounded by his family.

Obhrai was the member of Parliament for Calgary Forest Lawn and dean of the Conservative caucus.

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The Canadian Press

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version included an incorrect spelling of Obhrai.