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Cotler Introduces Bill to Protect Judicial Independence

Posted on April 24, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(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

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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