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Cotler Introduces Bill to Protect Judicial Independence

Posted on April 24, 2015 | No Comments

Legislation would allow judges to consider particular circumstances at sentencing, notwithstanding mandatory minimums MP Irwin Cotler today introduced a Private Member’s Bill (C-669) that would allow […]

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Petition about organ harvesting in China

Posted on April 24, 2015 | No Comments

Hon. Irwin Cotler (Mount Royal, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, the second petition is on behalf of Canadians who are concerned about the practice of forced organ harvesting […]

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Petition for Release of Raif Badawi

Posted on April 24, 2015 | No Comments

Hon. Irwin Cotler (Mount Royal, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, I have the pleasure to present two petitions. The first is a petition signed by more than 500 […]

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Cotler Introduces Bill C-669: the Independence of the Judiciary Act

Posted on April 24, 2015 | No Comments

Hon. Irwin Cotler (Mount Royal, Lib.) moved for leave to introduce Bill C-669, an act to amend the Criminal Code (independence of the judiciary). He said: […]

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Statement on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Mass Atrocities

Posted on April 24, 2015 | No Comments

Hon. Irwin Cotler (Mount Royal, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, yesterday marked the fifth anniversary of the unanimous adoption by this House of a resolution establishing a National […]

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Debate on Motion M-587: Genocide Remembrance, Condemnation and Prevention Month

Posted on April 24, 2015 | No Comments

Hon. Irwin Cotler (Mount Royal, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, earlier this month, on the occasion of the 21st anniversary of the genocide of Tutsis in Rwanda, I […]

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Irwin Cotler congratulates outgoing Chief of Staff

Posted on April 23, 2015 | No Comments

It is with bittersweet emotion that I announce the departure of my long-time, trusted and respected Chief of Staff, Howard Liebman, who has been appointed Special […]

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Order Paper Question Q-1093: Bill C-51

Posted on April 22, 2015 | No Comments

Question No. 1093– Hon. Irwin Cotler: With regard to Bill C-51, An Act to Enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air […]

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On Charter’s Anniversary, More Conservative Contempt

Posted on April 17, 2015 | No Comments

(as published in The Montreal Gazette) Thirty-three years ago, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms officially became part of Canada’s constitution, a landmark event later referred […]

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Statement on Yom HaShoah

Posted on April 15, 2015 | No Comments

The Honorable Irwin Cotler, Liberal Party Critic for Rights and Freedoms and International Justice, today issued the following statement on Yom HaShoah: “Yom HaShoah occurs this […]

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