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Press Release: Cotler Urges Government to Call for Immediate Release of Raif Badawi

Posted on February 6, 2015 | No Comments

COTLER URGES GOVERNMENT TO CALL FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF RAIF BADAWI Liberal MP calls government’s appeal for clemency “vague and insufficient” Ottawa – February 6, 2015 […]

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Press Release: All-Party Press Conference Calling for Release of Raif Badawi

Posted on January 29, 2015 | No Comments

For immediate release PARLIAMENTARIANS FROM ALL PARTIES JOIN ENSAF HAIDAR, WIFE OF RAIF BADAWI, TO CALL FOR HIS RELEASE Badawi has been sentenced to 10 years […]

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Auschwitz 70 Years Later: Universal Lessons for Our Time

Posted on January 27, 2015 | No Comments

(As published in the Huffington Post) I write at an important moment of remembrance and reminder, of bearing witness, and of action. Indeed, I write from […]

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Question on the Order Paper – Q-929 (Extractive industries)

Posted on January 26, 2015 | No Comments

Prof. Cotler recently submitted a written question to the Government about Canadian extractive companies operating outside of Canada. The question and answer can be found here:Q-929 […]

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Question on the Order Paper – Q-836 (Judicial appointments)

Posted on January 26, 2015 | No Comments

Prof. Cotler recently submitted a written question to the Government about federal judicial appointments between 1993 and 2014. The question and answer can be found here: […]

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Question on the Order Paper – Q-813 (Permanent residence applications by dependent children)

Posted on January 26, 2015 | No Comments

Prof. Cotler recently submitted a written question to the Government about permanent residence applications by dependent children. The question and answer can be found here: Q-813 […]

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Question on the Order Paper – Q-812 (Caregiver program)

Posted on January 26, 2015 | No Comments

Prof. Cotler recently submitted a written question to the Government about the changes announced in October 2014 to the Caregiver Program. The question and answer can […]

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Raoul Wallenberg Day is a time to remember the power of an individual to confront evil

Posted on January 17, 2015 | No Comments

(As published in the Montreal Gazette) It has been a dark January. Thus far, 2015 has brought tragic and infuriating terrorism, anti-Semitism and assaults on liberty […]

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Statement on Raif Badawi

Posted on January 9, 2015 | No Comments

I am saddened and outraged by Saudi Arabia’s treatment of blogger Raif Badawi, who suffered 50 lashes earlier today as part of his sentence for creating […]

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Order Paper Question – Extractive Sector Abroad

Posted on December 19, 2014 | No Comments

Prof. Cotler has submitted the following question about the role of Canadian diplomatic personnel regarding the operations of Canadian extractive companies abroad. The government’s response is […]

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