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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.

A week ago

Mentioned by The Guardian Charlottetown MP Irwin Cotler says next election most important in Canadian history Former federal justice minister Irwin Cotler says the next federal election will be the most important election in Canada's history because so much is riding on its outcome. Speaking to a fundraising luncheon for Charlottetown MP Sean Casey on Tuesday, ...

Mentioned by The Guardian Charlottetown MP Irwin Cotler speaking at Liberal fundraiser in Charlottetown Irwin Cotler, MP for the riding of Mount-Royal, former attorney general and justice minister of Canada, member of the Order of Canada and human rights activist will speak at a fundraiser for Charlottetown MP Sean Casey on Tuesday. “It is a privilege to be ...

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Robert Libman Wants Irwin Cotler's Seat In Parliament Robert Libman Wants Irwin Cotler's Seat In Parliament. CBC. Posted: 07/31/2014 7:07 pm EDT Updated: 4 minutes ago. Print Article. IRWIN COTLER. Liberal MP Irwin Cotler announced in February he will not be running for re-election in 2015. | CP. Share.

Mentioned by CBC.ca Robert Libman wants Irwin Cotler's seat in Parliament Libman, who also served as the mayor of Côte Saint-Luc before leaving politics in 2005, joins a high-profile field of hopefuls looking to replace outgoing Liberal MP Irwin Cotler. Cotler first won the riding in 1999 with a whopping 92 per cent of the vote and has ...

Two months ago

Didn't vote on Vote #224 on Bill C-6 Implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Didn't vote on Vote #223 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Didn't vote on Vote #222 That the debate be now adjourned.

Didn't vote on Vote #221 That the debate be now adjourned.

Spoke in the House on Justice Mr. Speaker, after a second disputed judicial appointment, the minister and the Prime Minister are raising suspicions about the possibility that Justice Mainville will be appointed ...

Voted No on Vote #220 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Mentioned by CON Media (press release) Canadian MP Irwin Cotler Joins Avi Benlolo & Wiesenthal Center Delegation at ... - SYS Also in attendance was French Jewish leader, Baron Eric de Rothschild and Canadian MP and former Justice Minister Irwin Cotler. -----------------------------------------------------------------. Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) is a leading Canadian non-profit ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Rights of Women in Afghanistan Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I'd like as well to welcome you, Ms. Haag, and thank you for your presentation and your own experience and involvement in ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to join the debate on Bill C-24, the strengthening Canadian citizenship act. While I support the objective of clarifying the test ...

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code moved for leave to introduce Bill C-610, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (cruelty to animals). Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise and introduce ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise to table a petition from residents of my riding calling for the removal of any public monument in the name of a ...

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

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Human Rights Situation in Eritrea Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Lipsett, my colleague Mr. Marston mentioned the appearance before our committee of Mr. Cliff Davis, on November 1, 2012. At one ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Human Rights Situation in Eritrea Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I want to put a question regarding the human rights situation in Eritrea, which has been the subject both of witness testimony ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Growing Problem of Identity Theft and its Economic Impact and Certificate of ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I want to join in expressing our appreciation for your appearance here today, Mr. Therrien. May I, at the same time, thank ...

Spoke in the House on 1989 Tiananmen Square Protest Mr. Speaker, I rise to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, wherein hundreds of Chinese citizens were murdered for standing up for rights ...

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper With regard to costs and expenses related to appointments to the Supreme Court of Canada: (a) what accounts for the difference in costs between appointment processes; ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to the appointment of Justice Marc Nadon: (a) who did what and when prior to the Selection Panel being convened; (b) who determined the ...

Spoke in the House on Justice Mr. Speaker, the Supreme Court hears its last case of the term next week, going an entire session without a full complement of judges from Quebec. ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Situation in Camp Ashraf Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I also want to express our appreciation to Mrs. Rajavi for her testimony before us today, in particular for addressing three aspects ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Human Rights Situation in Iran Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I'd like to commend both of the witnesses for their comprehensive and fulsome testimony. You both have spoken of Iranian terror at ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca Liberal Irwin Cotler takes Twitter questions on McLachlin-Harper spat Liberal Irwin Cotler takes Twitter questions on McLachlin-Harper spat. MP fields questions on PMO's rebuke of Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin. By Kady O'Malley, CBC News Posted: May 05, 2014 9:15 PM ET Last Updated: May 05, 2014 ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Sexual Violence in Syria Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Our meeting today with regard specifically to the questions of the Kassab population comes at a time when there have been a ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Tuesday, February 11th Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I want to begin by commending both our witnesses. I'll be putting a question to Jared Genser. I thought your independent report ...

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