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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2 days ago

David Sweet, M.P.

Walter Gretzky was a tremendous Canadian! He always took the time to meet and sign autographs for young hockey players at rinks across the country. Beloved by parents and players alike, he will be missed.Walter Gretzky, father of Wayne, has passed away. He was 82. ♥️ ... See MoreSee Less

Walter Gretzky was a tremendous Canadian! He always took the time to meet and sign autographs for young hockey players at rinks across the country. Beloved by parents and players alike, he will be missed.

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Sad, RIP


3 days ago

David Sweet, M.P.

This morning I spoke with John Moore on NEWSTALK1010 to discuss why Ontario is ready to safely move into the Green level of pandemic restrictions.

The Canadian entrepreneur with the small corner shop can keep their facilities safe and clean – Let’s let our small business owners do what’s right!
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David Sweet, M.P.i am sad and disappointed to hear that you want Hamilton to move from the red zone directly to the green zone. You obviously are worrying more about the economy of businesses and the almighty dollar instead of the health of human beings. I really thought you were a different type of conservative politician. There is more I could say but won’t.

And the usual comments flow! Look at the numbers holistically - Covid has a ~2% mortality rate and as such a ~98% survival rate!

Bravo, Mr. Sweet! Lockdowns are doing TEN TIMES more damage (at least) than the virus ever will. After a year now of succumbing to draconian and unnecessary measures, it's time to restore businesses' financial health and individuals' mental health and END THE LOCKDOWNS.

Thanks, but I think I'll get my advice from doctors and scientist and not from someone that went to florida during the travel restrictions!

Sad way to go out after years of distinguished service.

Thanks David for stepping up.

So glad you are listening... Premier Ford is not. Thank you.

Thank you Mr. Sweet! Thank you for standing up for us!

Thank you!

Good job David Sweet, M.P....heard the interview...well said and let’s get on with it !!!!

Thank you David. 🙏

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How was that family trip to Florida for Christmas? Sit. Down.

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It starts with a few who have tremendous courage to stand up to the tyranny. Tyranny that is harming children in real time. David and Roman your work is appreciated.

I am not in your riding David Sweet, M.P., but THANK YOU for standing up for ALL Ontarians! Please push to remove the mask mandates also! They are so detrimental to the health and well-being of so many Ontarians. If someone chooses to wear a mask, that should be their choice.

Thank you! Every time the federal Cons call asking for money for a "snap election" I tell them that I will not support the party unless they come out against lockdowns. If O'Toole does to you what Ford did to Baber, I'll know rational thought no longer has a place in the party.

Thank you. Utmost respect for standing up against such a devastating tide of destruction!

Thank you for not being afraid to stand up for what's right!

Thank you David! Important our elected reps stand against the lockdown tyranny devastating numerous lives. Donna Skelly FordNation

I’ve got an idea. I think you should work in a crowded restaurant kitchen for a couple of weeks. And take public transit to get there. Then you can recommend ending the lockdown. You’re pretty quick to volunteer other people to take risks, aren’t you?

Thank you so much, David! It is wonderful to hear our area’s representative calling for the end of lockdowns. I am sad to hear that you will not be running for re-election.

Thank you David for speaking the truth about the lockdowns. I am all for ending them. I stand with you and Roman Baber

You just secured my vote next time around sir! Donna Skelley could learn from you...

I appreciate some people speaking for us that have no voice . No voice no democracy. Let's be cautious open with logic and stop fear .

Thank you David Sweet for publically standing up for truth. We pray for you in your position and are so encouraged by this public stand. Indeed, protect the vulnerable and keep those who are not at risk able to work and live and help Canada get through this pandemic. Thank you, and may the Lord bless you.

You have my support and my vote, David Sweet! Thank you for standing up for the people.

Thank you! Finally an MP standing up against their lies. We need more to be courageous.

Thank you for standing up for us!! Please push to have the mask mandates removed also, especially for our children!!

Thank you Thankyou!!!!!!!!! Finally an MP standing up against this tyranny!

Thank you for speaking out and for your wisdom, Mr Sweet. Praying for many more MP's to come forward against all the lies and destruction this has caused.

Thank you, David SO VERY MUCH for standing up! The lockdowns are truly devastating and cruel. By taking the lead, more people will come forward behind you! We just need a courageous leader!!!!

Ontario has had enough with their lies. We are not in this together. Never was and never will be

We need more courageous voices. While this took a long time, I appreciate you doing the right thing.

Thank you for standing up and making a difference! Please encourage your colleagues to do the same.

Are you out of your mind?. This is as stupid an idea as the dummies in the USA. Your call for ending lockdown is simply absurd.

Someone else who has finally stood up for the truth!

THANK YOU David Sweet. These lockdowns and drastic measures are causing more damage than good. It’s extremely reassuring to hear even a few of our officials speak up against this. Please be assured there are many constituents who stand behind you and Roman and your message. Please continue this work!

Thank you for having the courage to speak out. It is the people that voted you in to represent

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David Sweet, M.P.

The Ancaster Community Food Drive is in full swing this week and they need all the help our community has to offer. Donations will be accepted through Saturday so if you are able, please consider donating to this great cause! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you for the continued support

1 week ago

David Sweet, M.P.

Let’s do all we can to support those in need this winter.

If you’re able, please donate to this year’s Ancaster Food Drive!
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David Sweet you have been supporting our food drive for over 16+ years ... thanks again for your continued help as we try to feed those in need in our community

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