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

Posted on February 6, 2015

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

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

(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

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

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

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

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

(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

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

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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