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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David Sweet, M.P.

Some pictures from our Community Open House last night. We had 60+ community supporters in attendance. It was a beautiful night of community, friendship, and sharing. People had questions answered about the work we do in the community, how we change lives, and also had the opportunity to meet new faces. And, of course, the door prizes, the cake (thank you to Rachel Bernholtz), and laughs were tremendous. Our Staff Team, Board, and Volunteers worked really hard to bring a special night to the community, and is something we are hoping to do on an annual basis moving forwards. A very special thank you to Redbreast Digital for designing our logo, to Soleil Studio for creating the stunning tribute sign for Carol Krames, to Gustavo Rymberg and the The Hamilton Jewish Federation for creating our beautiful new banner complete with agency values, to Ward 13 Councillor Arlene VanderBeek's Office, Monique Taylor, MPP for Hamilton Mountain, Sandy Shaw, Donna Skelly, David Sweet, M.P. , @HamiltonsMayor, and our friends at CIJA. ... See MoreSee Less

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David Sweet, M.P.

Fabulous turnout for our annual Luncheon with the Mayor held at the beautiful Glendale Golf and Country Club!! Thanks to all who came out!! Thank you Fred Eisenberger for your support of our chamber!! And thank you so much to our sponsors for event: Meridian Credit Union, Hamilton Economic Development, Tripemco Burlington Insurance, Terrapure Environmental, and RBC Royal Bank!!!! Your continued support of our chamber makes these events possible! It was also wonderful to see David Sweet, M.P., past Mayor Larry DiIanni and former Stoney Creek Mayor Anne Bain out to the Luncheon! ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

David Sweet, M.P.

Today marks the 101st Anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended the First World War. Remembrance Day is our annual opportunity to mark that anniversary and to remember and honour the sacrifices that so many brave Canadians soldiers made in that war, in the wars and conflicts that followed, and continue to make today.

We will remember them.

Lest we forget.
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Very nice message, David!

Thanks for sharing. Grateful to all who served

2 weeks ago

David Sweet, M.P.

Today I was officially sworn in as Member of Parliament for Flamborough-Glanbrook for the 43rd Parliament.

Thank you again to the people of Flamborough-Glanbrook for putting your trust in me once again to represent you. It is a great honour and privilege to be able to represent you in Ottawa.
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Today I was officially sworn in as Member of Parliament for Flamborough-Glanbrook for the 43rd Parliament. 

Thank you again to the people of Flamborough-Glanbrook for putting your trust in me once again to represent you. It is a great honour and privilege to be able to represent you in Ottawa.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Lara is smiling down at you. She was so proud of her Dad!!

Congrats. You are one of our nations finest leaders. You lead with wisdom, compassion and humility. Keep up the great work.

Very happy for you, David!!! Congratulations!!!!

So glad you are representing Canadians! God bless

Congratulations David, you are a good MP, representing well the people of your riding.

Congrats. I was happy to support you. I have an honest question, just as a means to gain a better understanding of how the system works... If you feel a policy serves the people of your area well, but the PC party's persuasion is the opposite, are you obligated or pressured to vote in line with the party's position? Would you be a cast-off if you didn't go along with the party's position on everything? Thank you in advance for educating me on the process. Gary.

Congratulations David it’s a true testimony to the positive contributions you have made.

Congratulations David let your Light shine in your Riding and in Ottawa. Wishing you all the best.

Congratulations Patriot.

You are one of the good ones David! Congrats!

Congratulations David Sweet, M.P.! A fantastic leader for our community!

Congratulations once again David

Congratulations and thanks for all you do!

Congratulations 👍👍😊😊

Congrats bro for a job well done, a coveted job for the next 4 years

Congratulations !

Congratulations to you David sweet

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations David.

Congrats David !!

Congratulations 🥳

CONGRATULATIONS YOU ARE THE MAN

Looking good brother!

Congratulations Sir.

Congratulations

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2 weeks ago

David Sweet, M.P.

Today marks the start of Veterans' Week, a time for us to honour our veterans and our Armed Forces members for the sacrifices that they have made for our country.

This is also a time to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defence of our freedom, democracy and all of the other values that we hold so dear in Canada.

We will remember them.

Lest we forget.
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Today marks the start of Veterans Week, a time for us to honour our veterans and our Armed Forces members for the sacrifices that they have made for our country. 

This is also a time to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defence of our freedom, democracy and all of the other values that we hold so dear in Canada.

We will remember them.

Lest we forget.

 

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Should be all year every year

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