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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

Didn't vote on Vote #265 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Didn't vote on Vote #264 on Bill S-221 Amend the Criminal Code (assaults against public transit operators)

Didn't vote on Vote #263 on Bill C-520 Supporting non-partisan agents of Parliament

Didn't vote on Vote #262 on Bill C-520 Supporting non-partisan agents of Parliament

Didn't vote on Vote #261 on Bill C-520 Supporting non-partisan agents of Parliament

Two days ago

Mentioned by Algemeiner In Wake of Ottawa Attack, Senior Canadian Jewish MP Irwin Cotler Calls for ... Few politicians in North America can boast Irwin Cotler's pedigree as a human rights advocate. A former Canadian Minister of Justice and Attorney-General, Cotler, who represents the Mount Royal riding of Montreal in the Canadian parliament, has spoken ...

Posted on Twitter Honoured by @MarcGarneau's statement today. Looking forward to spending evening w/ friends&colleagues at #RaoulWallenberg Medal reception

Posted on Twitter Very moving service for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo. We are all thinking of his friends and family today. #LestWeForget

Three days ago

Mentioned by JNS.org Jewish MP addresses Ottawa terror attacks at Limmud FSU Canada (JNS.org) In the wake of last week's terror attacks in Ottawa, Jewish-Canadian Member of Parliament Irwin Cotler said his country must find the right balance between tightening security and protecting democracy and freedom. Cotler made his remarks before ...

Mentioned by Jewocity.com Blog (blog) MP Irwin Cotler: canada needS to protect ITS CITIZENS – BUT ALSO ... MP Irwin Cotler: canada needS to protect ITS CITIZENS – BUT ALSO DEMOCRACY Huntsville, Ontario, Oct. 27 – Canadian Member of Parliament Irwin Cotler said the country needs to toughen security measures against terrorism, while preserving the ...

This week

Posted on Twitter Emotional moments in the House of Commons yesterday. Text of speech by @JustinTrudeau here: http://t.co/ZCNcBX4th4

A week ago

Posted on Twitter I am in lockdown at my office. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Forced Harvesting and Trafficking of Human Organs Thank you, Mr. Chair. As has been said, we've had witness testimony on these matters more than once, principally from David Kilgour and David Matas. I ...

Spoke in the House on Redress for Victims of International Crimes Act moved for leave to introduce Bill C-632, An Act to amend the State Immunity Act (genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes or torture). Mr. Speaker, I ...

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

Posted on Twitter Just introduced a bill to allow Canadians to sue foreign states for torture, other heinous crimes: http://t.co/aPJBtFCQep #cdnpoli

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Hope I'll get unanimous consent this year for National Speak No Evil Day: http://t.co/mAlzZFfRYu #cdnpoli

Mentioned by OurWindsor.ca Irwin Cotler and his career built on conscience When the vote was tallied in the Commons on a motion to send Canadian CF-18s into combat and the member for Mount Royal was the only MP to abstain — and the only Liberal not to side with his leader — it was hardly, for Irwin Cotler, a novel position.

Mentioned by Toronto Star Irwin Cotler and his career built on conscience When the vote was tallied in the Commons on a motion to send Canadian CF-18s into combat and the member for Mount Royal was the only MP to abstain — and the only Liberal not to side with his leader — it was hardly, for Irwin Cotler, a novel position.

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Iran Mr. Speaker, I rise to sound the alarm on the wave of wanton executions in Iran, the intensified persecution of the Baha'i and the imminent executions ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Liberal MP Irwin Cotler Abstains From Iraq Combat Mission Vote Veteran MP Irwin Cotler, a former minister of justice and human rights advocate, abstained from voting on a motion authorizing the six-month deployment of up to six CF-18 fighter jets, two surveillance planes, a refueling aircraft and 600 personnel to support ...

Spoke in the House on Jewish Holidays Mr. Speaker, I rise in the aftermath of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, when Jews ask forgiveness from those we have wronged and forgive those ...

Spoke in the House on Justice Mr. Speaker, I rise to follow up on a question that I asked on June 18 about the process to replace the hon. Justice Louis LeBel, ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Challenges Faced by North Korean Refugees I only have a brief amount of time, but it's a longer question. You made reference to Canada having some stronger sanctions regarding North Korea. What ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Persecution of Religious Minorities in Iraq by ISIL/Daesh Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I too want to commend Reverend El Shafie for being with us and once again providing timely and compelling testimony to us ...

Spoke in the House on Hampstead Centennial Mr. Speaker, I rise to salute the Town of Hampstead, which is in the midst of celebrating its 100th birthday under the theme “Looking back, moving ...

Spoke in the House on Situation in Iraq Mr. Speaker, I rise tonight to join in this important debate on Canada's military role in Iraq. We are engaging in this discussion as our military ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With respect to the appointment of Justice Clément Gascon to the Supreme Court of Canada: (a) by what process was Justice Gascon identified and selected for ...

More than three months ago

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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