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Conservative MP for Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 51.30% of the vote.

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter #humantrafficking is an outrageous crime. We have experienced it in #hamont. Thx to @MPJoySmith & the #ENDITMOVEMENT for their tireless work

Posted on Twitter speaking in the Commons earlier this week on the rise of Anti-Semitism around the world https://t.co/8bCKR8eykw #hamont @HamJewishNews

Two days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #342 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Posted on Twitter Testimony today from Mostyn, Matas and Azoulay about the antisemitic, anti zionest ruling regime of Iran. #FlamGlan http://t.co/CZxxWYn4BZ

Three days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #341 on Bill C-586 Amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (candidacy and caucus reforms)

Posted on Twitter Meeting in Ottawa presently with the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities of which McMaster is a prominent member. #adfw

Posted on Twitter Proud to back Magna Carta: Our Shared Legacy of Liberty on KickStarter.

This week

Spoke in the House on Rise in anti-Semitism Mr. Chair, I am honoured to rise today to address the concern that all those who value human rights and dignity share, and that is the ...

Spoke in the House on Human Rights Mr. Speaker, this evening our Parliament will be debating the troubling rise of anti-Semitism worldwide. It is an important issue that I will be speaking on ...

Voted No on Vote #340 That ( a) the House recognize that (i) the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the prohibition on ...

Spoke in the House on Anti-terrorism Act, 2015 Mr. Speaker, in his speech the member alluded to the fact there is no immediacy with this and that we should take a year to debate ...

Voted Yes on Vote #339 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Voted Yes on Vote #338 on Bill C-51 Enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to ...

Posted on Twitter a couple more photos from #AncasterFoodDrive yesterday. Thanks to all the organizers and volunteers #HamOnt http://t.co/s4b9Xwzx1L

A week ago

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Human Rights Situation in Honduras and Human Rights Situation in Sudan Thank you very much, Chair. Mr. Odwar and Ms. Gai, I appreciate your testimony. If I heard your testimony correctly, Mr. Odwar, you mentioned that many ...

Spoke in the House on Parliamentary Precinct Security Mr. Speaker, first, it is important to note that this is a motion, not a bill. It has been repeatedly mentioned that it is some kind ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Employment Mr. Speaker, thanks to the leadership of our Prime Minister, Canada has had the best job creation record in the G7 since 2006 when we were ...

Spoke in the House on Parliamentary Precinct Security Mr. Speaker, all of us lived through the October incident. All of us watched the video afterward, because many of us were locked in rooms and ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Arbitrary Detention and Political Opposition in Venezuela Yes, Chair, I want to ask my colleagues if they would be unanimous in our desire to send a letter to the Parliamentary Secretary to the ...

Spoke in the House on Al Wilson Mr. Speaker, I rise to pay tribute to one of Canada's great veterans in Flamborough, a community within the riding I represent. His name is Al ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Human Rights Situation in North Korea Thank you, Chair. Thank you very much for your testimony, Mr. Jang and Mr. Lee. Mr. Jang, you were in a department that dealt with psychological ...

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, my constituents, and indeed all Canadians, are concerned about the short sentences received by some individuals convicted of heinous crimes. When terrorists and murderers ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Aftermath of the Rwandan Crisis Mr. Chair, I am going to give it to my colleague Mr. Hillyer to ask some questions, but I do want to clarify a few things. ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Hamilton Spectator Signpost: Want to quit smoking? Twenty students have formed the first student political association at Redeemer University College in Ancaster. The students formed a campus Conservative club last week at a meeting attended by MP David Sweet and Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas ...

Mentioned by Hamilton Spectator Signpost Twenty students have formed the first student political association at Redeemer University College in Ancaster. The students formed a campus Conservative club last week at a meeting attended by MP David Sweet and Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Aftermath of the Rwandan Crisis Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Thank you very much for your testimony and as well for sharing the concerns around the language we use in ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Human Rights Situation in Honduras Thank you, Chair. I want to say thank you to the witness for sharing his expertise with us. I want to go back to Mr. Cotler's ...

Mentioned by Marketwired (press release) MP Sweet Announces Closure of the Hamilton Community Correctional Centre HAMILTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 5, 2014) - Today David Sweet, Member of Parliament for Ancaster - Dundas - Flamborough - Westdale, on behalf of the Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada's Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, ...

Mentioned by CON Media (press release) MP Sweet Announces Closure of the Hamilton Community Correctional Centre - SYS HAMILTON, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 12/05/14 -- Today David Sweet, Member of Parliament for Ancaster - Dundas - Flamborough - Westdale, on behalf of the Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada's Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, ...

Mentioned by Hamilton Spectator York Boulevard halfway house closes Dec. 31 MP David Sweet called a press conference Friday about the facility at the Salvation Army building on York Boulevard saying, "the location was not ideal." The federal parolees will instead be housed at Community Corrections Centres in Toronto and Kingston, ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca 'The location was not ideal': Hamilton downtown halfway house to close Hamilton-area MP David Sweet formally announced the closure of the controversial downtown Hamilton halfway house on Friday. With a number of the centre's staff in the audience for the announcement, Sweet acknowledged the work they've done with ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Challenges Faced by North Korean Refugees and Aftermath of the Rwandan Crisis One place where there could be more collaboration.... Well, there are two things that come to mind right away, in light of your testimony. One is ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Aftermath of the Rwandan Crisis and Arbitrary Detention and Political Opposition in ... Thank you. It gives us some encouragement because of the nature of what the Rwandans went through. We had some very graphic testimony of the painful ...

More than three months ago

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-479 An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (fairness for victims)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-620 An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (parole review and victim impact statement)