Elizabeth Shaughnessy COHEN

COHEN, Elizabeth Shaughnessy, B.A., M.A., LL.B.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Windsor--St. Clair (Ontario)
Birth Date
February 11, 1948
Deceased Date
December 9, 1998
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaughnessy_Cohen
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=13e586c9-9e91-4c0a-8ebf-063ad88f85eb&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
barrister and solicitor, lawyer

Parliamentary Career

October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
LIB
  Windsor--St. Clair (Ontario)
June 2, 1997 - December 9, 1998
LIB
  Windsor--St. Clair (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 39)


November 27, 1998

Ms. Shaughnessy Cohen (Windsor—St. Clair, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 17th report of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

Pursuant to the order of reference of Thursday, October 29, 1998, your committee has considered Bill C-57, an act to amend the Nunavut Act with respect to the Nunavut court of justice and to amend other acts in consequence, and your committee has agreed to report it without amendment.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees Of The House
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November 27, 1998

Ms. Shaughnessy Cohen (Windsor—St. Clair, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice.

A month ago the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights tabled the report “Victims Rights: A voice, not a veto”. What has the minister done with these recommendations?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Justice
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November 25, 1998

Ms. Shaughnessy Cohen (Windsor—St. Clair, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 16th report of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

Pursuant to the order of reference of Tuesday, October 20, 1998, the committee has consider Bill C-40, an act respecting extradition, to amend the Canada Evidence Act, the Criminal Code, the Immigration Act and the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Act and to amend and repeal other acts in consequence. Your committee has agreed to report the bill with amendments.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees Of The House
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November 24, 1998

Ms. Shaughnessy Cohen (Windsor—St. Clair, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Lim Guan Eng is a Malaysian opposition MP who has been wrongly incarcerated for simply doing his job, which is to oppose the government of the day. Canada has made a concerted effort to assist Lim Guan Eng and today his father, Lim Kit Siang, is in Ottawa to meet with parliamentarians.

Could the Minister of Foreign Affairs tell us whether the case of Lim Guan Eng was raised by Canada at the APEC summit in Kuala Lumpur?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Human Rights
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November 17, 1998

Ms. Shaughnessy Cohen (Windsor—St. Clair, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today to commend the efforts of the Prime Minister and senior ministers in our government for their steadfast approach to promoting human rights at the APEC meeting in Kuala Lumpur.

I applaud the Prime Minister's direct insistence that former Malaysian deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim receive a fair and honest trial. On November 14 our Minister of Foreign Affairs met with the father of opposition MP Lim Guan Eng who was wrongfully jailed for disagreeing with the prime minister of Malaysia.

I am proud of our Liberal government's strong effort in championing the cause of human rights at home and internationally.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Human Rights
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