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Question on the Order Paper – Federal Judicial Appointments

Posted on December 19, 2014 | No Comments

Prof. Cotler has submitted the following question about federal judicial appointments. The government’s response is due upon the return of the House on January 26, 2015. […]

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Question on the Order Paper – Permanent residence applications by dependent children

Posted on December 19, 2014 | No Comments

Prof. Cotler has submitted the following question about permanent residence applications by dependent children. The government’s response is due upon the return of Parliament on January […]

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Order Paper Question – Caregiver Program

Posted on December 19, 2014 | No Comments

Prof. Cotler has submitted the following question about changes to the Caregiver Program. The government’s response is due upon the return of Parliament on January 26, […]

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Liberal Party of Canada statement on Human Rights Day

Posted on December 10, 2014 | No Comments

OTTAWA – Liberal Party of Canada Rights, Freedoms, and International Justice Critic, Irwin Cotler, today issued the following statement on International Human Rights Day: “Today, we […]

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A transparent excuse for a lack of transparency

Posted on December 5, 2014 | No Comments

(As published in The Toronto Star) Last week, after the government filled a second consecutive Supreme Court vacancy using a closed, unaccountable approach, I rose in […]

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MPs Mark Anniversary of Mandela’s Passing with Call to Free Political Prisoners

Posted on December 4, 2014 | No Comments

Justice Minister Peter Mackay, former Justice Minister Irwin Cotler join fellow Parliamentarians to highlight cases of imprisoned dissidents in Venezuela, Mauritania, and Iran Ottawa – December […]

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Statement on Jean Béliveau’s Passing

Posted on December 3, 2014 | No Comments

I was very saddened – like all Canadians – to learn of the passing of Jean Béliveau. I first met Jean when I was 11 years […]

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The dismantling of Supreme Court reform

Posted on November 28, 2014 | No Comments

On Thursday, the Conservative government named Suzanne Côté to replace Justice Louis Lebel, who will retire from the Supreme Court of Canada in coming days. Yet […]

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Cotler denounces serious regression of Supreme Court appointments process under Conservatives

Posted on November 25, 2014 | No Comments

Ottawa – November 25, 2014 – Irwin Cotler, Liberal MP for Mount Royal and former Justice Minister and Attorney General, today issued the following statement about […]

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Parliamentarians Call for Release of Imprisoned Venezuelan Opposition Leader Leopoldo López

Posted on November 25, 2014 | No Comments

Ottawa – November 25, 2014 – MPs Irwin Cotler (Liberal) and Elizabeth May (Green) joined today with Lilian Tintori – international human rights campaigner and wife of […]

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