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Howard Liebman outlasted most political attachés. After more than a decade on the job, day and night, for MP Irwin Cotler, Liebman is calling it a day, having accomplished more than most could have expected.
What a tremendous career this young lawyer and family man has had. He worked diligently and passionately on behalf of his boss, arguably the most outspoken Members of Parliament in recent history. Liebman took his job very, very seriously. It was a calling. A career. He could be counted on to represent the MP, at any time, at any place, while his boss traveled the globe on behalf of his human rights dossiers.
Liebman acted as the MP-lite, on behalf of our residents and city and riding. He delivered speeches and greetings, always in attendance at gatherings large and small across the federal Mount Royal riding, encompassing Cote Saint-Luc, Hampstead, TMR, and the Snowdon district of Cote des Neiges – NDG.
Glenn J. Nashen, Ruth Kovac and Howard Liebman at the International Civil Aviation Organization in Montreal

Glenn J. Nashen, Ruth Kovac and Howard Liebman at the International Civil Aviation Organization in Montreal

“It is with bittersweet emotion that I announce the departure of my long-time, trusted and respected Chief of Staff, Howard Liebman, who has been appointed Special Advisor to the Hon. Denis Coderre, Mayor of the Ville de Montreal, with responsibility for international relations,” Professor Cotler said. “Howard has been an indispensable and loyal leader of this Office and an exemplary public servant, whose commitment and tireless engagement and advocacy for this constituency – and overall public diplomacy and personal counsel – has been without parallel, these past 11 years.”
Howard Liebman and Heather Leckner

Howard Liebman and Heather Leckner

This appointment with Mayor Coderre is a perfect fit for Liebman, who carries himself like a career diplomat. Mayor Coderre is lucky to have gained such an asset on his team.

I wish you lots of success, Howard, and great personal enjoyment. I hope our paths will continue to cross both professionally and personally.

Howard Liebman, Irwin Cotler and Glenn J. Nashen at a briefing at Cote Saint-Luc City Hall

Howard Liebman, Irwin Cotler and Glenn J. Nashen at a briefing at Cote Saint-Luc City Hall

 

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