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.

Today is Pink Shirt Day. Whenever someone deliberately uses their power to hurt, frighten, exclude, or insult someone else they are a bully. Whether it's at work, school, or online, bullying takes on many different forms but it is always harmful, unwanted behavior.

Let's come together today to show that bullying has no place in Canadian society. It's time to stop bullying for good.
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Lets come together today to show that bullying has no place in Canadian society. Its time to stop bullying for good.

2 days ago

David Sweet, M.P.

The blockade on the rail tracks near York Boulevard continues -- disrupting GO trains for Hamilton and Niagara. This is making an already difficult daily commute worse.

Today I asked the Minister of Public Safety when the Liberal Government will act and end these illegal blockades.

The Minister avoided the question.
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Liberals can never answer a question and for God's sake would be a fall off your chair moment if they actually took stand as government and said enough and full charges to these protesters who think they are above the law. New job for unemployed...protest

Me thinks the horse is already out of the barn, and as the boundaries get pushed and there is no response we keep pushing. Our country is at risk.... thinking about moving my own investments out of Canada before we have another 2008

How would you approach resolving these protests without aggravating the issues further David?

I always find it amazing how the liberals avoid clear questions. Guess they take after their party leader.

Thank you for speaking up! Caledonia bypass is an issue too!

When he act as he is getting paid to work!

NON-CONFIDENCE VOTE ASAP!!!!!

Let's do a Mike Harris! Problem solved.

Where tru dope

He avoided the question ...well what a sunrise....is a a liberal with a back bone that is not made from over cooked spaghetti ?

Of course he didnt. What does he care? Doesnt effect the globalist agenda

What a DRUNKEN FOOL THAT ASS HOLE IS!

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2 days ago

David Sweet, M.P.

Mark your calendars -- on Saturday, March 14th I will be holding Community Office Hours in Waterdown for constituents who may not be available to contact my office during regular business hours.

I'll be available to help with any federal matters and meet with you to hear your concerns. These upcoming Community Office Hours will be held from 9:00am to Noon at Waterdown Manor -- 335 Dundas St East in Waterdown.

To book a specific time to meet me on March 14th, please phone my office at 905 648-3850 or email us at david.sweet@parl.gc.ca

My door is open for you -- the people of Flamborough-Glanbrook!
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Mark your calendars -- on Saturday, March 14th I will be holding Community Office Hours in Waterdown for constituents who may not be available to contact my office during regular business hours.

Ill be available to help with any federal matters and meet with you to hear your concerns. These upcoming Community Office Hours will be held from 9:00am to Noon at Waterdown Manor -- 335 Dundas St East in Waterdown.

To book a specific time to meet me on March 14th, please phone my office at 905 648-3850 or email us at david.sweet@parl.gc.ca

My door is open for you -- the people of Flamborough-Glanbrook!

 

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Easily my favourite MP ☀️

3 days ago

David Sweet, M.P.

The Application Period for Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) 2020 has been extended in order to allow more employers the opportunity to submit an application for funding. The deadline to apply is now this Friday, February 28, 2020, 9:00AM Eastern Standard Time.

For more information please visit www.canada.ca/Canada-summer-jobs
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The Application Period for Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) 2020 has been extended in order to allow more employers the opportunity to submit an application for funding. The deadline to apply is now this Friday, February 28, 2020, 9:00AM Eastern Standard Time.

For more information please visit http://www.canada.ca/Canada-summer-jobs

 

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ummm... do you have to swear to vote Liberal for the rest of your life in order to get one of these jobs? What politically correct strings are attached?

But no Christians allowed...especially if you believe in any kind of rights for the unborn. 😢

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