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STATEMENT OF THE HON. IRWIN COTLER ON THE MURDER OF THREE ISRAELI TEENS

Posted on June 30, 2014 | No Comments

Montreal – June 30, 2014 – The Hon. Irwin Cotler today issued the following statement: “I was deeply saddened to learn of the despicable murder of […]

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Peter MacKay’s excuses about female judges ring hollow

Posted on June 26, 2014 | No Comments

In his comments about the underrepresentation of women in the judiciary, Justice Minister Peter MacKay deflected blame onto law schools, onto the advisory committees that vet judicial candidates and onto women themselves. The government should be less engaged in finger-pointing, and more actively engaged in advancing the cause of gender parity on the bench.

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DECLARATION OF THE HONOURABLE IRWIN COTLER ON THE PASSING OF PROFESSOR RODERICK A. MacDONALD

Posted on June 17, 2014 | No Comments

Montreal  – June 17, 2014 – The Honorable Irwin Cotler today issued the following statement: “I have been saddened to learn of the passing of Roderick […]

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STATEMENT OF THE HONOURABLE IRWIN COTLER ON THE PASSING OF FORMER CÔTE SAINT-LUC MAYOR BERNARD LANG, Z”L

Posted on June 17, 2014 | No Comments

Montreal – June 17, 2014 – The Honorable Irwin Cotler today issued the following statement: “I am deeply saddened by the passing of Mayor Bernard Lang, z’l, […]

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Turning back the clock on appointments to top court

Posted on June 10, 2014 | No Comments

(As published in the Toronto Star) With the appointment of Justice Clément Gascon to the Supreme Court of Canada, the Conservative government has turned back the […]

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Statement in response to the death of Dr. Mehdi Ali Qamar

Posted on June 6, 2014 | No Comments

The Hon. Irwin Cotler today issued the following statement in response to the death of Canadian cardiologist Mehdi Ali Qamar: “I offer my sincere condolences to […]

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Question on the Order Paper about the Supreme Court appointment process

Posted on June 6, 2014 | No Comments

Prof. Cotler recently submitted the following Question on the Order Paper. The government has 45 days to respond. Q-5912 — June 5, 2014 — Mr. Cotler […]

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Parliamentary Subcommittee on International Human Rights – Motion on Iranian Human Rights

Posted on June 5, 2014 | No Comments

Meeting No. 32 Thursday, June 5, 2014 The Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Internatioonal Development met in a […]

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Notice of Motion for the Production of Papers

Posted on June 4, 2014 | No Comments

Prof. Cotler recently introduced the following motion in the House in relation to the government’s new prostitution legislation: P-18 — June 5, 2014 — Mr. Cotler […]

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Order Paper Question – Q-543

Posted on June 4, 2014 | No Comments

Q-5432 — June 3, 2014  — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — With respect to the appointment of Justice Clément Gascon to the Supreme Court of Canada: […]

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