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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 month 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 ...

Two 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 ...

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 ...

More than three months ago

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 ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca The mystery of Irwin Cotler's poisoning in Russia Liberal MP Irwin Cotler claims he was deliberately poisoned during a trip to Moscow in 2006, and his story is the stuff of a Cold War spy novel. Cotler surprised people last week when he said publicly that he believed he was poisoned while on a visit to Russia ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Irwin Cotler On Why He Believes He Was Poisoned In Russia Justice Minister Irwin Cotler, the MP for Mount Royal, joins supporters outside the leaders debate in Montreal on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006. The federal election will be held on Jan. 23, 2006.(CP PHOTO/Andrew Vaughan) ...

Mentioned by Owen Sound Sun Times MP Irwin Cotler says he was poisoned on Russia junket 0 OTTAWA — There are whales, whoppers and nose-stretchers, so pick your poison when it comes to the story of Irwin Cotler's brush with Russian operatives. The Liberal MP sprung the tale of how he was targeted after he and other officials and legislators ...

Mentioned by Edmonton Sun MP Irwin Cotler says he was poisoned on Russia junket OTTAWA — There are whales, whoppers and nose-stretchers, so pick your poison when it comes to the story of Irwin Cotler's brush with Russian operatives. The Liberal MP sprung the tale of how he was targeted after he and other officials and legislators ...

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