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.

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

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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3 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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