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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David Sweet, M.P.

Over the last 15 years, I have had the absolute honour and privilege to serve our community as your Federal Member of Parliament — a duty I will continue to do until the next Federal election.

This duty is not one that I have ever taken lightly and baring that in mind, I would like to thank each and every one of you for allowing me to do so. Thank you to all those who volunteered, donated and voted for me — without your contributions, I never would have had this life changing opportunity.

I love Canada, our democracy and the way of life we are so grateful to enjoy — fought and won by those Canadians brave enough to stand up in battle. I am proud to have been able to not only serve you, my constituents, but all Canadians and future Canadians. God bless!
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5 days ago
David Sweet, M.P.

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Celebrate July 1st with your very own Canada Day Lawn Sign. Provided free of charge and delivered right to your house by our dedicated team of volunteers.

If you would like to order a small sign* for your lawn you can let us know one of the following ways:

1) Fill out our form at: https://forms.gle/MwG6PbnVsUFwtM1f6

2) Email us back at david.sweet@parl.gc.ca

3) Call Davids office at 905-648-3850 and leave a message

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I prefer my Canadian End The Lockdowns sign better. More patriotic

Can I have a bunch for St Elizabeth's village. If I have one everybody will be bugging me as to where I got it.

I thought he wasn’t running again?

What party does he represent?

This is thoughtful what with all the deaths and suffering continuing due to vaccine damage, why not?

Lost Candian Pride. Happy? far from it Corrupt Government makes only them Happy and look at his smile.

Propaganda

I have my no more lockdowns sign taking up space until Canada escapes government tyranny.

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6 days ago
David Sweet, M.P.

Residents of Flamborough-Glanbrook know well how misleading business practices by telecommunications companies result in significantly lower speeds than promised. This Bill introduced by my colleagues in Parliament will go a long way towards addressing this issue! ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago
David Sweet, M.P.

Our deepest sympathies go to the family of the victims, their friends, the Muslim community of London and all Muslims across Canada. No words are sufficient to even scratch the surface of the pain this hateful act of racism has inflicted on this innocent family and their friends.

We pray that the young boy and sole survivor is surrounded by love and strength. We must do better and we must do all we can to eliminate all forms of hate.
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1 week ago
David Sweet, M.P.

Today I spoke on the Mental Health struggles Canadians are enduring during the ill-advised lockdowns in our country’s provinces – the worst of which is right here in Ontario. The social isolation endured by Canadians has driven people to eating disorders, self-harm, and contemplation of dark thoughts. Hamilton Health Sciences a month ago reported youth suicide attempts had increased threefold during lockdowns.

With all this devastation the Liberal government’s answer to increased healthcare requests from the provinces was NO. At a time when mental health struggles are so significant Canadians have been sorely let down by their leadership when they deserve better.
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Thank you David Sweet, M.P. What our children and youth have had to needlessly struggle with is appalling, and they certainly deserve better. Thank you for speaking out for those that are vulnerable and often voiceless! 😢

Don't worry -they will soon be replaced.

Amen

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