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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As many sit down tonight and tomorrow to give thanks alongside family and friends, I want to wish everyone in Flamborough-Glanbrook a Happy Thanksgiving. May you use it as a time of reflection and celebration of the many blessings that we as Canadians enjoy everyday.

I ask that you please join Almut and I in keeping our brave women and men in uniform who are overseas and away from their families this weekend.

 

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Blessings to you David and your family.

Happy Thanksgiving to you, and your family David.

Voted for you Friday

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

I'm honoured to have the support of former Liberal MP Dan McTeague! We worked together on a number of issues while he was in Parliament that were focused on the fight for fairer prices for Canadians at the pump, on their internet bill and at the grocery store.

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Put my X beside your name on the ballot today Mr. Sweet. Time for a cabinet position for you.

Conservatives all the way.

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David Sweet, M.P.

Today is World Mental Health Day and this week is Mental Illness Awareness Week. This is an issue I hear about more and more with each passing day, and an issue that has had a direct impact on my life. In Parliament I have been an advocate for increased funding to mental health research and treatment, as well as a National Strategy on Suicide Prevention. I plan on continuing to be an advocate for those struggling with mental health and making sure that the help they need is there for them.

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You are making a difference for so many, David. God bless you for sharing your loss to help others.

Thank you so very much, David. God, bless you, in the wonderful work you do! 💕

Thank You David!!!!

Go David, go.

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