- Business Development
David Sweet, MP, is a Canadian Member of Parliament and former CEO.
Sweet’s activities as a activist have been a source of controversy.
Sweet obtained the unanimous consent of the House of Commons for a motion awarding honorary Canadian citizenship to the Dalai Lama. This was only the third time that honorary citizenship had been awarded by the House of Commons (the first two being Raoul Wallenberg and Nelson Mandela).
Prior to his election to Parliament, David ran his own business providing management consultancy and training services to a wide range of corporate, public and not-for-profit sector clients.
David’s leadership experience includes work as Vice President of Business Development for a Hamilton-based think tank and President of two national organizations.
He spent a number years in real estate sales followed by a move to General Manager of one of the largest real estate franchise offices.
David was also a professional speaker and author.
While his duties as M.P. take him to numerous community events on a weekly basis, David continues his involvement with the Ancaster Food Drive, Ancaster’s spring clean-up campaign, the United Jewish Appeal walk, the Canadian Club of Hamilton and several other community organizations in the Hamilton area.
He previously served on the task force of a local women’s transition home and on a local school improvement committee.
David was a triathlete, participating in the North American long course in his birthplace of Kingston, Ontario.