MP David Sweet Delivers Members Statement on B’nai Brith Audit on Anti-Semitic Incidents

David Sweet, Question Period, Ottawa, ONTARIO, on 25 April, 2018. © HOC-CDC
Credit: Bernard Thibodeau, House of Commons Photo Services


On Wednesday April 25, 2018, MP David Sweet delivered the following statement in the House of Commons on the B’nai Brith Audit on Anti-Semitic Incidents:


Mr. Speaker,

Yesterday B’nai Brith Canada released their 36th Annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents. And while 2017 was a year of celebration for many Canadians, it was a truly difficult year for the Jewish community.


Last year, as in the year before, antisemitism reached record breaking highs, with acts of vandalism having doubled and acts of violence having increased by almost 50%.


The audit highlights disturbing instances of anti-Semitism on campuses, including calls to physical violence by a student leader at McGill, bomb threats at York, and an attempt by the University of Ottawa Student Union to revoke the status of a campus Jewish group.


What is even more disturbing Mr. Speaker is that this year, there is a section called “antisemitism in the political sphere”, which discusses the actions of elected officials, including Members of this House.


Mr. Speaker, many experts that study racism refer to anti-Semitism as “the canary in the mine”, an indicator of general patterns of racism across the country. I call upon all Members of this House to be active and loud in denouncing all acts of racism, particularly anti-Semitism. Anything short of that brings shame upon this place.


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Today Christians from around the country will join together in the celebration of Easter. Easter is recognized as the most important day of the year in the Christian Calendar. On this day, Christians of every denomination and walk of life gather to reflect on the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and to celebrate his resurrection. It is also a challenge to walk in his footsteps and follow his example of perfect love. As the Gospel of John reminds us, “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” May we all take the opportunity to recall the values that unite us across Canada. Of peace, unity and religious freedom that have made our nation one of the most welcoming in the world. As while we celebrate the joy of the resurrection, our prayers are with the Christian communities around the world facing persecution for their faith. On behalf of Canada’s Conservatives, I extend my warmest wishes, from my family to yours, to all those celebrating a blessed and joyful Easter.
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Yes they will and while there with families and iin churches they will be attacked and killed indiscriminately, as you and your like support the unified world order! Hundreds died this morning in attacks agianst christians and you have the nerve to stand in front of us and support importing these to our nation! You have no soul!

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