Irwin Cotler

Liberal Party of Canada for Mount Royal

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  • Voted on C-54
    That, in relation to Bill C-54, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the National Defence Act (mental disorder), not more than five further hours shall be allotted to the consideration of the third reading stage of the Bill; ... more
    June 18, 2013
  • Voted
    That the debate be now adjourned.
    June 18, 2013
  • Voted on C-49
    That Bill C-49, An Act to amend the Museums Act in order to establish the Canadian Museum of History and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, be concurred in at report stage.
    June 18, 2013
  • Voted on C-49
    That Bill C-49 be amended by deleting Clause 1.
    June 18, 2013
  • Spoke about Petitions > Emerald Ash Borer

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to table a petition on behalf of my constituents from the town of Hampstead calling upon the government to increase co-operation with and provide financial compensation to Canadian municipalities in order to combat and prevent the devastating economic and environmental effects of the emerald ash borer. The ash borer has proved to be highly destructive. Since its arrival, it has killed millions of ash trees with its significant impact on both the local and national economy and ecology. ... more

    June 17, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke about Constitution Compliance Review Act

    moved for leave to introduce 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. ... more

    June 17, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke about Foreign Affairs

    Mr. Speaker, the United Nations recently released its horrific report on death, destruction and devastation in Syria: 93,000 dead, 5,000 killed monthly, war crimes and crimes against humanity committed daily, 4.5 million displaced internally and 7,000 new refugees each day. ... more

    June 17, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke about Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act

    Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order with respect to Bill C-54 report stage amendments. In this regard I hope to be brief and I raise the matter, not to secure a ruling from you, Mr. Speaker, but rather for the completeness of the record and so you may take the matter under advisement in conjunction with the Clerk for further action as you both deem appropriate. ... more

    June 17, 2013,   Parliament
  • Voted on C-49
    That, in relation to Bill C-49, An Act to amend the Museums Act in order to establish the Canadian Museum of History and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, not more than five further hours shall be allotted to ... more
    June 17, 2013
  • Voted on S-16
    That, in relation to Bill S-16, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (trafficking in contraband tobacco), not more than one further sitting day shall be allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the Bill; and ... more
    June 13, 2013
  • Spoke at a meeting of Justice

    May I have a recorded vote on this one, Mr. Chair?

    June 13, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Justice

    Mr. Chairman, as I said at the outset when we were considering this, I appreciate the spirit of this amendment, but I do have concerns regarding the privacy laws and the obligations of the government. While the first version of amendment NDP-1 would have released only the address of the NCR-accused, this revision now adds the conditions of release. It's problematic from a privacy point of view because some conditions may be of a more private nature and not pertinent to the victim's needs—for example, conditions respecting particular elements of a treatment plan. ... more

    June 13, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Justice

    My streak of rejected amendments has been broken.

    June 12, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Justice

    Thank you, Mr. Chairman. ... more

    June 12, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Justice

    Thank you, Mr. Chairman. ... more

    June 12, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Justice

    Mr. Chair, I'll be brief. ... more

    June 12, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Justice

    I just want to respond.

    June 12, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Justice

    I will say that there's a consistent record of the government opposing Supreme Court judgments, but I'll leave it at that.

    June 12, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Justice

    No. I know what you're up to.

    June 12, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Justice

    Thank you, Mr. Chairman. ... more

    June 12, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Justice

    Mr. Chairman, I believe that this amendment adds an important factor to the list that we are considering regarding high-risk accused. Mental health experts made clear in their briefs and in their testimony before us that the risk posed by an individual with mental illness is significantly diminished if the individual benefits from adequate resources and supports. Thus, we believe the availability of such resources should be taken into account when making determinations with respect to an NCR-accused.

    June 12, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Justice

    Thank you, Mr. Chairman. ... more

    June 12, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Justice

    Mr. Chairman, if we are leaving in “brutal nature”, which my previous amendments sought to delete but which have been defeated, then we ought to at least define it. This proposed definition, “an act of violence that is out of the ordinary due to its exceptionally cruel and savage character”, at least provides some clarity and ensures that such acts are understood as being exceptional, even for serious personal injury offences. ... more

    June 12, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Justice

    Yes, Mr. Chairman. ... more

    June 12, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Justice

    Yes, Mr. Chairman. ... more

    June 12, 2013,   Parliament
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