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Irwin Cotler, MP

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National Day of Reflection on the Prevention of Genocide

Posted on March 25, 2010 | No Comments

Mr. Speaker, two years ago the House unanimously adopted a motion designating April 7 as the National Day of Reflection on the Prevention of Genocide. I […]

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100th International Women’s Day

Posted on March 15, 2010 | No Comments

Mr. Speaker, last week I spoke at the Geneva Global Summit on Human Rights, in a forum on the struggle for gender equality, commemorating the 100th […]

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Petition for the release of Chinese prisoner Wang Bingzhang

Posted on March 5, 2010 | No Comments

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to table a petition from constituents in my riding of Mount Royal and vicinity expressing concern about the continuing imprisonment of […]

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Calling for a National Holocaust Monument

Posted on December 8, 2009 | No Comments

Mr. Speaker, I rise to speak in support of the member for Edmonton—Sherwood Park and in support of his private member’s bill respecting the establishment of […]

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Statement on the Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Posted on December 7, 2009 | No Comments

Mr. Speaker, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women is a call to action. It calls on us to: establish a national […]

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Introducing the Redress for Victims of International Crimes Act

Posted on December 3, 2009 | No Comments

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to table the Redress for Victims of International Crimes Act, which amends the State Immunity Act, in support of the foundational […]

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Question of Privilege

Posted on November 19, 2009 | No Comments

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege in respect of a flyer subvented by Parliament and the Canadian public, targeting ridings with identifiable Jewish […]

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Nelson Mandela

Posted on November 19, 2009 | No Comments

Mr. Speaker, on the occasion of Nelson Mandela becoming an honorary citizen of Canada in an historic ceremony eight years ago today, I said in the […]

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Statement on H1N1

Posted on November 4, 2009 | No Comments

Mr. Speaker, the emergency debate on the H1N1 pandemic was necessary, but it was an emergency that should never have been, a debate that should never […]

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In the House of Commons: Petition regarding Darfur

Posted on October 28, 2009 | No Comments

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to table a petition signed by hundreds of Canadians, including many from Dawson College and from my riding, calling upon the […]

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