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Irwin Cotler, MP


Attack in Ottawa cannot silence voice of the people

Posted on October 24, 2014 | No Comments

(As published in The Toronto Star) In 1951, my father took me on my first-ever visit to Parliament Hill. As we arrived at Centre Block, he […]

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Posted on October 20, 2014 | No Comments

Legislation would end state immunity for torture identified by Supreme Court in Kazemi case Ottawa – October 20, 2014 – MP Irwin Cotler today introduced a […]

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A call to reform the State Immunity Act

Posted on October 17, 2014 | No Comments

(As published in The National Post) Last week, the Supreme Court of Canada refused to allow the state of Iran to be held accountable in Canadian […]

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Filling Quebec’s next vacancy on the Supreme Court

Posted on October 10, 2014 | No Comments

(As published in The Montreal Gazette) Next month, Justice Louis LeBel will retire from the Supreme Court, creating a new vacancy to be filled by a […]

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Question on the Order Paper – Upcoming Supreme Court Appointment

Posted on October 8, 2014 | No Comments

Prof. Cotler has submitted the following Question on the Order Paper about the upcoming Supreme Court Appointment. The Government has 45 days to respond. Q-7422 — […]

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My principled abstention from the ISIL vote

Posted on October 7, 2014 | No Comments

Today, October 7, 2014, the Hon. Irwin Cotler issued the following statement: “For the last several weeks, Members of Parliament and the Canadians we represent have […]

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Statement on the Town of Hampstead’s Centenary

Posted on September 29, 2014 | No Comments

Hon. Irwin Cotler (Mount Royal, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, I rise to salute the Town of Hampstead, which is in the midst of celebrating its 100th birthday […]

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The Conservatives have watered down the Supreme Court appointments process

Posted on September 19, 2014 | No Comments

The following letter to the editor appeared in The Globe and Mail: Your Thursday editorial (Process, Abused – Sept. 18) gave Prime Minister Stephen Harper credit […]

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Iran’s President Continues to Violate Human Rights

Posted on September 18, 2014 | No Comments

(As posted on Huffington Post) While Iranian President Rouhani pledged to usher in a new era of human rights for Iranians, the person held out as […]

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Debate on Canada’s role in the fight against ISIS

Posted on September 17, 2014 | No Comments

Hon. Irwin Cotler (Mount Royal, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, I rise tonight to join in this important debate on Canada’s military role in Iraq. We are engaging […]

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