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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.

Today

Voted Yes on Vote #289 That, in the opinion of the House, the government should examine all possible options to ensure a fully ...

Voted No on Vote #288 That Bill C-583, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder), be not now read ...

Voted No on Vote #287 on Bill C-583 Amend the Criminal Code (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder)

Posted on Twitter Cour suprême: prochain siège vacant dans 4 jours. Le processus de nomination ne sera clairement pas ouvert, redevable, ou inclusif. #polcan

Posted on Twitter 4 days to next Supreme Court vacancy. Govt clearly has no intention of engaging in open, accountable, inclusive appointment process #cdnpoli

Yesterday

Voted No on Vote #286 on Bill C-40 Respecting the Rouge National Urban Park

Posted on Twitter 5 jours à la retraite du juge Lebel. Le processus de nomination a connu une régression significative sous ce gouv: http://t.co/yYT2MZIKi4

Posted on Twitter 5 days to Supreme Court vacancy. My statement re: serious regression of the appointment process under this govt: http://t.co/ngGFABLLFc #SCC

Posted on Twitter 25 nov, journée internationale pour éliminer la violence à l'égard des femmes. Sans droits des femmes, il n'y a pas de droits de la personne

Posted on Twitter Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. There are no human rights without the rights of women #canfem #vaw

Two days ago

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 ...

Didn't vote on Vote #285 on Bill C-26 Amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act and the Sex Offender Information Registration Act, ...

This week

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, ...

A week ago

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 ...

Two weeks ago

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise to table a petition from Canadians who are concerned about the long-standing and widespread human rights violations in North Korea. After an ...

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 ...

Three weeks 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, ...

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, ...

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 ...

A month ago

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)

Two months 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 ...

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 ...

More than three months ago

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 ...

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