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  • His favourite word is justice.

Liberal MP for Mount Royal (Québec)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 41.40% of the vote.

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Ma question sur rôle de nos diplomates concernant activités du secteur extractif à l’étranger: http://t.co/yvHrsxLj6b Réponse du gouv 26 jan

Posted on Twitter I've asked govt about role of Cdn diplomats re: operations of extractive sector abroad (http://t.co/LjjgvY21Uj). Answer due Jan 26. #cdnpoli

Posted on Twitter La réponse du gouv à ma question (http://t.co/9S5uwSOtmq) sur les nominations à la magistrature fédérale est attendue le 26 janvier #polcan

Posted on Twitter My question (http://t.co/txhoNjRZvI) about federal judicial appointments due to be answered by govt Jan 26. #cdnpoli

Posted on Twitter Voici ma question sur les demandes de résidence permanente par enfants à charge: http://t.co/TwnNAI3f5E Réponse du gouv 26 janvier. #polcan

Posted on Twitter Here's my question about permanent residence applications by dependent children: http://t.co/AodAwE4MvY. Govt response due Jan 26. #cdnpoli

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Jewish Refugees Mr. Speaker, we recently commemorated the 67th anniversary of the UN partition resolution, the first ever blueprint for two states for two peoples. Regrettably, Arab leaders ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Aftermath of the Rwandan Crisis Thank you, Mr. Chairman. First, I want to congratulate you for your testimony today and congratulate you on your doctorate on the prevention of genocide. As ...

Voted Yes on Vote #310 on Bill C-603 Amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (vehicle side guards)

Voted No on Vote #309 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Voted Yes on Vote #308 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Voted Yes on Vote #307 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Voted Yes on Vote #306 on Bill C-524 Amend the Canada Elections Act (election advertising)

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Human Rights Situation in Honduras Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I'd also like to join in welcoming you to our subcommittee, Mr. Main. I thought your testimony was very relevant. As you ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Challenges Faced by North Korean Refugees and Aftermath of the Rwandan Crisis Mr. Gashirabake, I want to join with my colleagues in expressing our appreciation for your presence and your testimony here today, and also our appreciation for ...

Spoke in the House on Political Prisoners Mr. Speaker, tomorrow marks the first anniversary of the passing of Nelson Mandela, a historic role model in the struggle for freedom. Indeed, this morning we ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Aftermath of the Rwandan Crisis and Arbitrary Detention and Political Opposition in ... As I say that to you, I have to make full disclosure. I think we're not in a good position here in Canada, because, as of ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Anthony Housefather Wins Liberal Nomination For Mount-Royal ... be the next MP, if the riding continues the longtime tradition of voting Liberal. Mount Royal is a Liberal stronghold, with Liberal MPs holding the riding since 1940. Current MP Irwin Cotler announced his retirement this year, leaving his seat up for grabs.

Mentioned by Sun News Network Small-town Quebec mayor to succeed Irwin Cotler as Liberal candidate in Mount ... Anthony Housefather will succeed long-time Liberal MP Irwin Cotler as the party's candidate in next year's federal election. Housefather is currently the mayor of Cote-Saint-Luc. "It feels exhilarating. I'm just so honored to be the Liberal candidate in this ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Justice Mr. Speaker, I congratulate Maître Suzanne Côté on her nomination to the Supreme Court. I remain concerned, however, that yet again the government has gone about ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Human Rights Situation in Honduras and Arbitrary Detention and Political Opposition in ... Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I apologize, but I will have to leave after my question. I have to be back at the House just before question ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Arbitrary Detention and Political Opposition in Venezuela Mr. Chairman, I also want to express our appreciation to the witnesses for being here today. You mentioned, and rightly so, that the words of Leopoldo ...

Spoke in the House on Justice Mr. Speaker, Justice Louis LeBel is about to retire from the Supreme Court, but it appears that no appointment process has been put in place, no ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Justice Mr. Speaker, in less than two weeks Justice Louis Labelle will retire from the Supreme Court, yet Canadians remain in the dark about what, if any, ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Aftermath of the Rwandan Crisis Thank you, Mr. Chair. First, I must say that I have been familiar with the situation in Rwanda and your organization's activities for some time now. ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to table a petition today on behalf of Canadians who are concerned about the cruel practice of forced organ harvesting by ...

Mentioned by Macleans.ca 2014 Parliamentarian of the Year: Irwin Cotler Irwin Cotler has this story about his father, about being brought to Ottawa at the age of 11 and being shown the Parliament buildings and his father turning to him and saying, “Son, this is vox populi, the voice of the people.” ... As an opposition MP, he has contributed to multi-partisan efforts to raise awareness about the situations in Iran and Darfur, tabled a bill to better ensure legislation complies with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and pestered the government with finely honed questions (one filed this spring ...

Mentioned by Ottawa Citizen Irwin Cotler receives Parliamentarian of the Year Award from Maclean's The awards, presented at the Chateau Laurier, covered eight categories, highlighted by Conservative MP Irwin Cotler being named the Parliamentarian of the Year. Retired Conservative Flora MacDonald received the Lifetime Achievement Award for her ...

Spoke in the House on Jerusalem Mr. Speaker, early this morning in Jerusalem, two Palestinian men wielding knives, axes and guns stormed a synagogue, killing four people and injuring eight, including one ...

Spoke in the House on World Prematurity Day Mr. Speaker, I rise on the eve of World Prematurity Day, November 17, recognized internationally to promote awareness and related action on prematurity, as it is ...

Mentioned by The Epoch Times 'Harper, Help Free My Dad,' Pleads McGill Law Student (L-R) Conservative MP Scott Reid, Wang Bingwu, Ti-Anna Wang, Liberal MP Irwin Cotler, former MP David Kilgour, and NDP MP Wayne Marston called for democracy activist Dr. Wang Bingzhang to be released from prison in China during a press conference ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Canadian Jewish News (blog) International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation honours Irwin Cotler Liberal MP Irwin Cotler was awarded the Raoul Wallenberg Centennial Medal by the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation (IRWF) at a Parliament Hill reception on Oct. 28. The event was co-hosted by House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer, ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Human Rights Situation in Honduras Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I want to express our appreciation to you, Dr. Shaheed, for appearing before us today. Your reports and testimony have always been ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-632 An Act to amend the State Immunity Act (genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes or torture)

More than three months ago

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-610 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (cruelty to animals)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-561 An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (trafficking and transplanting human organs and other body parts)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-537 An Act to ensure legislative compliance with the Canadian Bill of Rights and the Constitution Acts, 1867 to 1982, including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-359 An Act to Protect Canadian Citizens Abroad

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-339 An Act to condemn corruption and impunity in Russia in the case and death of Sergei Magnitsky

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-554 An Act to Protect Canadian Citizens Abroad