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Question on the Order Paper – Federal Judicial Appointments

Posted on December 19, 2014

Prof. Cotler has submitted the following question about federal judicial appointments. The government’s response is due upon the return of the House on January 26, 2015. […]

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Question on the Order Paper – Permanent residence applications by dependent children

Posted on December 19, 2014

Prof. Cotler has submitted the following question about permanent residence applications by dependent children. The government’s response is due upon the return of Parliament on January […]

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Order Paper Question – Caregiver Program

Posted on December 19, 2014

Prof. Cotler has submitted the following question about changes to the Caregiver Program. The government’s response is due upon the return of Parliament on January 26, […]

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Liberal Party of Canada statement on Human Rights Day

Posted on December 10, 2014

OTTAWA – Liberal Party of Canada Rights, Freedoms, and International Justice Critic, Irwin Cotler, today issued the following statement on International Human Rights Day: “Today, we […]

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A transparent excuse for a lack of transparency

Posted on December 5, 2014

(As published in The Toronto Star) Last week, after the government filled a second consecutive Supreme Court vacancy using a closed, unaccountable approach, I rose in […]

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MPs Mark Anniversary of Mandela’s Passing with Call to Free Political Prisoners

Posted on December 4, 2014

Justice Minister Peter Mackay, former Justice Minister Irwin Cotler join fellow Parliamentarians to highlight cases of imprisoned dissidents in Venezuela, Mauritania, and Iran Ottawa – December […]

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Statement on Jean Béliveau’s Passing

Posted on December 3, 2014

I was very saddened – like all Canadians – to learn of the passing of Jean Béliveau. I first met Jean when I was 11 years […]

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The dismantling of Supreme Court reform

Posted on November 28, 2014

On Thursday, the Conservative government named Suzanne Côté to replace Justice Louis Lebel, who will retire from the Supreme Court of Canada in coming days. Yet […]

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Cotler denounces serious regression of Supreme Court appointments process under Conservatives

Posted on November 25, 2014

Ottawa – November 25, 2014 – Irwin Cotler, Liberal MP for Mount Royal and former Justice Minister and Attorney General, today issued the following statement about […]

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Parliamentarians Call for Release of Imprisoned Venezuelan Opposition Leader Leopoldo López

Posted on November 25, 2014

Ottawa – November 25, 2014 – MPs Irwin Cotler (Liberal) and Elizabeth May (Green) joined today with Lilian Tintori – international human rights campaigner and wife of […]

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