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Statement on the 10th Anniversary of the Civil Marriage Act

Posted on May 26, 2015

Hon. Irwin Cotler (Mount Royal, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, 10 years ago Parliament and Canada at large were in the midst of an intense yet generally dignified […]

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The Laundering of Anti-Semitism through Universal Public Values

Posted on May 14, 2015

(As published in The Jerusalem Post) Recently, I spoke in the first-ever Canadian parliamentary special debate on the rise of global anti-Semitism. One of the main […]

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Iran Accountability Week – Defending Human Rights Prisoners of Tehran

Posted on May 11, 2015

(As published in The Jerusalem Post) Canadian parliamentarians from across the political spectrum joined together to launch the fourth annual Iran Accountability Week in order to […]

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Statement on Victory in Europe Day

Posted on May 8, 2015

Hon. Irwin Cotler (Mount Royal, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, today is the 70th anniversary of VE Day, a special and poignant moment of remembrance and reminder, of […]

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COTLER RENEWS CALL FOR BADAWI’S RELEASE ON ANNIVERSARY OF SAUDI BLOGGER’S SENTENCE

Posted on May 7, 2015

MP Irwin Cotler, Liberal Critic for Rights and Freedoms and International Justice and international counsel to blogger and political prisoner Raif Badawi, today issued the following […]

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Statement on the Liberal Plan for Fairness

Posted on May 7, 2015

MP Irwin Cotler, Liberal Critic for Rights and Freedoms and International Justice, today issued the following statement about the Liberal Plan for Fairness: “As a former […]

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Debate on Bill C-51 (Anti-terrorism Act, 2015)

Posted on May 5, 2015

Hon. Irwin Cotler (Mount Royal, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, I have two questions for my colleague. I want to commend her for remarks. The member made reference […]

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Iran Accountability Week – Take-note Debate on Human Rights in Iran

Posted on May 5, 2015

Hon. Irwin Cotler (Mount Royal, Lib.): Mr. Chair, I am delighted to join in this take note debate on the situation in Iran. I want to […]

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Iran Accountability Week – Naming Tehran’s victims

Posted on May 5, 2015

(As published in the National Post) Canadian parliamentarians from across the political spectrum have joined together to launch the fourth annual Iran Accountability Week in order […]

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Debate on Bill C-51 (Anti-Terrorism Act 2015)

Posted on May 4, 2015

Hon. Irwin Cotler (Mount Royal, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, I rise to address Bill C-51 and will begin by setting forth the credo that has underpinned my […]

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