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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I sent a letter to Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Organized Crime Reduction Minister Bill Blair over a month ago calling for the federal government and RCMP to take action in the Waterdown Garden Supplies case. Im disappointed that, as of today, I still have not heard back from either Minister.

Last week, I sent a follow up letter to the Minister to call for an update on what the federal government is doing with regard to this case and reiterate how concerning this case is for myself and the people of Flamborough-Glanbrook.

 

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Those two are useless... only in for the title, salaries and benefits! Incompetents, but I do hope you get some sort of response miraculously!

Thank you so very for following up on this Canadians safety is important

Geez. Even the government doesn’t respond to the government! What kind of system do we have?

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David Sweet, M.P.

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Annually at least 700,000 die as a result of AMR and this number is expected to rise to 10 million by 2050 if no new solutions are found. These deaths are avoidable! If we invest enough today to fund Dr. Wright's research to find new solutions we can reduce the likelihood of a pandemic and continue to benefit from antibiotic interventions. I will continue to fight for funding for this very important healthcare and National Security concern!
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You may not know this man but he is one of the most important people in Canada and maybe the world.  Dr. Gerry Wright is the Director of the McMaster Institute for Infectious Disease Research.  Dr. Wright leads a team of researchers, clinicians and chemists in the fight against Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR).

Annually at least 700,000 die as a result of AMR and this number is expected to rise to 10 million by 2050 if no new solutions are found.  These deaths are avoidable!  If we invest enough today to fund Dr. Wrights research to find new solutions we can reduce the likelihood of a pandemic and continue to benefit from antibiotic interventions.  I will continue to fight for funding for this very important healthcare and National Security concern!

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David Sweet, M.P.

I'm deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my longtime colleague and friend Mark Warawa. Mark was a principled representative of his constituents and a passionate advocate for those causes he held dear.

My thoughts, prayers and condolences are with Diane and the entire Warawa family in this difficult time.

Mark, you will be sorely missed.Dear friends, This is the final update on the life of Mark Warawa, Member of Parliament for Langley – Aldergrove. Mark’s final statement to his constituents was, “It’s been an incredible honour to have served my community since being elected federally in 2004.” Mark went to be with his Lord on June 20, 2019. His family asks that messages of remembrance be forwarded onto the office: By mail to #104 – 4769 222nd Street, Langley, BC, V2Z 3C1 By email to mark.warawa@parl.gc.ca A book of condolence is available for signing at the Member of Parliament’s office. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to: Gideons International Hope for Women Langley Hospice Society Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association Mark’s new address is in heaven, where he hopes to see you some day. Mark’s favourite verse was John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” The memorial service details will be communicated after they have been finalized. God bless you dearly. The family of MP Mark Warawa
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Im deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my longtime colleague and friend Mark Warawa. Mark was a principled representative of his constituents and a passionate advocate for those causes he held dear.

My thoughts, prayers and condolences are with Diane and the entire Warawa family in this difficult time. 

Mark, you will be sorely missed.

 

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God the great bless him rest in peace.

Hi, with great sadness I am moved of reading of the passing of the honorable MP Mark Warawa. Yes He was right. The same, everyone in That plane of thinking as the Honorable Mark Warawa. Baha'u'llah(The Glory of God) The Messenger of God, The everlasting Father, in1863, says in the Hidden Words of Baha'u'llah Number 32,: " O SON OF THE SUPREME!h I have made death a messenger of joy to thee. Wherefore dost thou grieve? I made the light to shed on thee its splendor. Why dost thou veil thyself therefrom? (Baha'u'llah, The Arabic Hidden-Words)" His address now is as Baha'u'llah says is in Heaven.

Condolences

RIP.

Mes plus sincères condoléances à la famille et aux collègues de MP Mark Warawa

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