MP Sweet appointed Shadow Minister for International Human Rights and Religious Freedom

December 2, 2019, Hamilton, Ont. – As the House of Commons resumes this week for a new session, Flamborough-Glanbrook MP David Sweet has been appointed Shadow Minister for International Human Rights and Religious Freedom in the Conservative Shadow Cabinet that will hold the Trudeau Liberal government to account on a host of domestic and international issues.

Sweet has served on the House of Commons Sub-committee on International Human Rights for over a dozen years, including most recently as Vice-Chair. He was also a founding member of the Canadian Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Anti-Semitism and co-author of its report in 2011. On both these committees and other work he has done on related files, Sweet has earned a reputation for working across partisan lines.

Some of the issues on which Sweet has been most outspoken include human rights abuses in Iran, the atrocities against the Rohingya in Myanmar, the persecution of the Falun Gong, Uyghurs and minority Tibetans in China and threats to minority groups, the Bahá’í and women in a number of Middle East countries. Sweet has also been a regular contributor to Iran Accountability Week held on Parliament Hill each spring.

“I’m honoured to take on this new role and continue to work on international human rights issues with Opposition colleagues, government members, stakeholders, victims and their families,” said Sweet. “We’re so blessed to live in Canada where human rights, freedoms, diversity and democracy are celebrated. We can see in the news there are an increasing number of issues in other parts of the world. It’s our duty to speak out for those who may not be able to speak for themselves.”

Sweet has served in a variety of roles in Parliament since 2006, including Chair of the Industry, Science and Technology and Veterans’ Affairs Standing Committees. In the last session of Parliament, Sweet was National Conservative Caucus Chair, part of the Official Opposition leadership team.

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David Sweet, M.P.

Happy New Year to everyone in Flamborough-Glanbrook, the Hamilton area and across Canada! As a new year and decade dawns I wish all the best to you and your loved ones. May 2020 bring peace, prosperity and joy.

Thank you to everyone who attended our New Year's Levee in Waterdown earlier this afternoon. Great crowd! Join us until 4:30pm this afternoon for our second New Year's Levee in Upper Stoney Creek at Kingsview Community Church -- 1267 Paramount Drive. #FlamGlan
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Happy New Year to everyone in Flamborough-Glanbrook, the Hamilton area and across Canada! As a new year and decade dawns I wish all the best to you and your loved ones. May 2020 bring peace, prosperity and joy.

Thank you to everyone who attended our New Years Levee in Waterdown earlier this afternoon. Great crowd!  Join us until 4:30pm this afternoon for our second New Years Levee in Upper Stoney Creek at Kingsview Community Church -- 1267 Paramount Drive.  #FlamGlan

 

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Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year!

Great picture

May 2020 continue in the excellent. manner, in which You have served us in the past. Happy New Year , David and Almut.

Good work partna!

Nice hat Hoss! Keep up the great work. All the best for 2020!

Sorry I missed it... happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Happy New Year David🎉

Happy new year Tex.

Happy New Year.

Happy New Year Uncle Dave

Happy New Years David!

Happy 2020th New Year to you and yours!🎉

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3 weeks ago

David Sweet, M.P.

Best wishes for a safe and fun New Year's celebration tonight. Please plan ahead -- if you will be drinking, call a taxi or Uber, take public transit, or arrange a designated driver.

Tomorrow -- all are welcome at our annual New Year’s Levees. I look forward to seeing you as we celebrate a new year and new decade!

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Waterdown Legion – 79 Hamilton St. N., Waterdown
and/or
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Kingsview Community Church – 1267 Paramount Drive, Stoney Creek
Coffee, cake and light refreshments served.
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Best wishes for a safe and fun New Years celebration tonight. Please plan ahead -- if you will be drinking, call a taxi or Uber, take public transit, or arrange a designated driver.

Tomorrow -- all are welcome at our annual New Year’s Levees.  I look forward to seeing you as we celebrate a new year and new decade!

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020
1:00pm to 2:30pm 
Waterdown Legion – 79 Hamilton St. N., Waterdown
and/or
3:00pm to 4:30pm 
Kingsview Community Church – 1267 Paramount Drive, Stoney Creek
Coffee, cake and light refreshments served.

 

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Keep up your Good Work. It’s been very exciting watching your Career for a good many years. Away back to Polson Park days.

3 weeks ago

David Sweet, M.P.

Join us at one or both of our annual New Year’s Levees. All are welcome -- celebrate a new year and new decade!

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

1:00pm to 2:30pm
Waterdown Legion – 79 Hamilton St. N., Waterdown

and/or

3:00pm to 4:30pm
Kingsview Community Church – 1267 Paramount Drive, Stoney Creek

Coffee, cake and light refreshments served.
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Join us at one or both of our annual New Year’s Levees. All are welcome -- celebrate a new year and new decade!

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

1:00pm to 2:30pm 
Waterdown Legion – 79 Hamilton St. N., Waterdown

and/or
 
3:00pm to 4:30pm 
Kingsview Community Church – 1267 Paramount Drive, Stoney Creek

Coffee, cake and light refreshments served.

 

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Merry (belated) Christmas and Happy New Year to You and your Families David and Almut.....From Vancouver Island

Love too, but. Can’t However wishing you both the best year ever.2020 has to be a good one

Happy 2020 to you both!🎉🥂💖

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