MP Sweet elected Chair of Parliament’s Ethics Committee

One of only four Opposition-chaired Standing Committees at a critical time when Trudeau government ethics scandals are intensifying

October 8, 2020, Ottawa, Ont. –Flamborough-Glanbrook MP David Sweet was elected by his colleagues to serve as Chair of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics. The committee met this morning to re-constitute following the summer prorogation of Parliament.

By parliamentary tradition and to help assure oversight, the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics is one of only four committees that must be chaired by an Opposition MP.

“It’s an honour to be asked by colleagues to guide the work of this Standing Committee at this important time in the history of our Canadian parliamentary institutions,” said Sweet. “Never before have ethics scandals, including the WE scandal, so significantly threatened the confidence Canadians have in the federal government. We will work tirelessly to ensure these issues are exposed.”

Sweet has served in a variety of roles in Parliament since being first elected in 2006:

  • Chair and Member, Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology – 2010 to 2015
  • Chair and Member, Standing Committee on Veterans’ Affairs – 2006 to 2010
  • Vice-Chair and Member, Standing Committee on Public Accounts – 2006 to 2008
  • Vice-Chair and Member of the House of Commons Sub-committee on International Human Rights – 2008 to 2020
  • National Conservative Caucus Chair — 2015 to 2019
  • Shadow Minister for International Human Rights and Religious Freedom – 2019 to 2020
  • Canada-Israel Parliamentary Friendship Group – since 2006

In his work over 14 years as a Parliamentarian, Sweet has earned a reputation for working across partisan lines and getting results.

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They died while the likes of their killers get paid millions! Rest in peace brave soldiers!

We won’t forget either of them.🌺

Lest We Forget! 🙏

We MUST NOT forget these hero,s .Thank you and rest in peace.

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Updated menu for FWRC - Chili Fest - The New Chili Fest Oct 23 - 25 with proceeds raised to support #flamboroughwomensresourcecentre #Hamont #Waterdown #Flamborough
Remember - Proceeds from FWRC - Chili Fest - The New Chili Fest chili fest menu item purchase goes to #flamboroughwomensresourcecenre

Our participating restaurants in FWRC Chili Fest & menu items!
#BosSportsBar, #BostonPizzaWaterdown, #BrogdensRestaurant, #CascataBistro, #chefninascreativekitchen #EarthtoTableBreadBarLocke #COBSBreadWaterdown #soupsfrommetoyou #StuffedHandcraftedPerogies and #WestAvenueCider House
Participating restaurants signature Chili Fest menu items:

Cascata Bistro - Chili
stuffed. Perogies - Chili and perogies
also offering at West Avenue Cider on Sunday

Soups, From Me to You - SouthWest Meat or Veggi Chili - Order via website only at
soupsfrommetoyou.com/
Soups From Me to You -
Southwest Veggie Chili -
soupsfrommetoyou.com/product/southwest-veggie-chili/

West Avenue Cider House - Scrumpkin Cider (Pumpkin Spiced and Poached Pear Cider Blend)
“Heritage Hog” - Pork Shoulder w West Ave Cider / Butternut squash and other good stuff!
At Restaurant and West Ave on Sunday
Enter a draw for a Cascata Prize (draw proceeds go to FWRC)
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Brogden's Restaurant - Chili, Vegetable Tortilla Soup, Chili Cheese Fries

Chef Nina's Creative Kitchen - Smoked Chicken Chili
also offering at West Avenue Cider on Sunday
order from Chef Nina's facebook page at www.facebook.com/chefninascreativekitchen/

Bo's Sports Bar
The chili will be "Buffalo Blue Cheese Chicken Chili "
Chili Bowl served with corn bread $8.99
Chili n Hotdogs (2) $9.99
Chili and corn bread served with garden/caesar salad $11.99
Chili n Nacho Chips with Cheese $12.99
Chili and cajun kicked fries $9.99
Add a pound of wings, fresh cut fries and veggies n dip for $10.99 to any chili order when you order in the voice of Sir Sean Connery.

Boston Pizza Waterdown
Chili on sale for $5.00 a bowl, for dine in & take out.

Bead Bar on Locke
Loaded chili baked potato at Bread Bar!! - SATURDAY ONLY!
Bread Bar is also offering at West Avenue Cider on Saturday!
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This year, more than any year before, the Flamborough Women's Resource Centre, Chili Fest and the participating businesses of Chili Fest 2020 need our support. It's coming up this weekend. Please visit the page below to find out more!Many thanks to David Sweet, M.P. for your generous sponsorship of FWRC - Chili Fest - The New Chili Fest October 23 - Oct. 25 to raise funds for our #FlamboroughWomensResourceCentre. Thank you David Sweet, M.P.
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The Federal Government has developed programs to help out individuals and small businesses in need during the second-wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To find out more about all the help available to Canadians, please visit:
www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html
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The Federal Government has developed programs to help out individuals and small businesses in need during the second-wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

To find out more about all the help available to Canadians, please visit: 
https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html
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