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Irwin Cotler, MP


Attack in Ottawa cannot silence voice of the people

Posted on October 24, 2014

(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

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

(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

(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

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

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

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

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

(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

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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