These Are the MPs Who Voted for and Against Bill C-10

With the controversial C-10 legislation moving ahead in the senate, we look back and list all the MPs who voted for and against the legislation.

The Liberals have seemingly never been so determined to pass legislation. The problem is that that legislation is Bill C-10 – Canada’s speech regulation bill. How determined are they to make this bill pass? They are willing to bend and break every rule and democratic norm to make it happen. Recently, that was on full display when they convinced the Senate to extend the sitting days in an effort to pass this legislation.

For me, personally, I have witnessed the Canadian government trying to crack down on digital rights on many occasions. Whether it is to implement lawful access (AKA dragnet surveillance), the Canadian DMCA, or a host of other bad bills. So many of them died on the order paper when an election was called in the past. With this extension, we are in uncharted territory. I have never seen a government go to this extreme to crack down on digital rights in my life. That is saying something considering I’ve covered activities by the Canadian government since 2005. What we are witnessing today is complete and utter insanity.

Of course, we are in a minority parliament. So, if a bad bill is to be passed, then the party is going to need, in the eyes of digital rights advocates, accomplices. So, we decided to offer a list of who voted for and against this speech regulation bill. Remember, if you want to find your MP quickly, use CTRL+F and type part of that MP’s name. You should be able to find him or her quickly that way – especially with the up and down arrows next to the search field.

We found this list via the House of Commons website. So, knowing that this bill is devoid of Section 4.1, these are the MPs who voted for and against this legislation:

MP name (riding) party affiliation yea/nay

Mr. Ziad Aboultaif (Edmonton Manning) Conservative Nay
Mr. Scott Aitchison (Parry Sound—Muskoka) Conservative Nay
Mr. Dan Albas (Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola) Conservative Nay
Mr. Omar Alghabra (Mississauga Centre) Liberal Yea
Ms. Leona Alleslev (Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill) Conservative Nay
Mr. Dean Allison (Niagara West) Conservative Nay
Ms. Anita Anand (Oakville) Liberal Yea
Mr. Gary Anandasangaree (Scarborough—Rouge Park) Liberal Yea
Mr. Charlie Angus (Timmins—James Bay) NDP Yea
Mr. Mel Arnold (North Okanagan—Shuswap) Conservative Nay
Mr. René Arseneault (Madawaska—Restigouche) Liberal Yea
Mr. Chandra Arya (Nepean) Liberal Yea
Ms. Niki Ashton (Churchill—Keewatinook Aski) NDP Yea
Mrs. Jenica Atwin (Fredericton) Liberal Yea
Mr. Vance Badawey (Niagara Centre) Liberal Yea
Mr. Larry Bagnell (Yukon) Liberal Yea
Mr. Navdeep Bains (Mississauga—Malton) Liberal Yea
Mr. Yvan Baker (Etobicoke Centre) Liberal Yea
Mr. Tony Baldinelli (Niagara Falls) Conservative Nay
Mr. John Barlow (Foothills) Conservative Nay
Mr. Michael Barrett (Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes) Conservative Nay
Mr. Xavier Barsalou-Duval (Pierre-Boucher—Les Patriotes—Verchères) Bloc Québécois Yea
Mr. Jaime Battiste (Sydney—Victoria) Liberal Yea
Mr. Mario Beaulieu (La Pointe-de-l’Île) Bloc Québécois Yea
Mr. Terry Beech (Burnaby North—Seymour) Liberal Yea
Ms. Rachel Bendayan (Outremont) Liberal Yea
Ms. Carolyn Bennett (Toronto—St. Paul’s) Liberal Yea
Mr. Bob Benzen (Calgary Heritage) Conservative Nay
Ms. Candice Bergen (Portage—Lisgar) Conservative Nay
Mr. Luc Berthold (Mégantic—L’Érable) Conservative Nay
Ms. Sylvie Bérubé (Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou) Bloc Québécois Yea
Mrs. Lyne Bessette (Brome—Missisquoi) Liberal Yea
Mr. James Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman) Conservative Nay
Ms. Marie-Claude Bibeau (Compton—Stanstead) Liberal Yea
Mr. Chris Bittle (St. Catharines) Liberal Yea
Mr. Daniel Blaikie (Elmwood—Transcona) NDP Yea
Mr. Bill Blair (Scarborough Southwest) Liberal Yea
Mr. Yves-François Blanchet (Beloeil—Chambly) Bloc Québécois Yea
Mr. Maxime Blanchette-Joncas (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques) Bloc Québécois Yea
Ms. Rachel Blaney (North Island—Powell River) NDP Yea
Mr. Steven Blaney (Bellechasse—Les Etchemins—Lévis) Conservative Nay
Mrs. Kelly Block (Carlton Trail—Eagle Creek) Conservative Nay
Mr. Michel Boudrias (Terrebonne) Bloc Québécois Yea
Mr. Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie) NDP Yea
Mr. John Brassard (Barrie—Innisfil) Conservative Nay
Mr. Bob Bratina (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek) Liberal Yea
Mrs. Élisabeth Brière (Sherbrooke) Liberal Yea
Mr. Alexis Brunelle-Duceppe (Lac-Saint-Jean) Bloc Québécois Yea
Mr. Blaine Calkins (Red Deer—Lacombe) Conservative Nay
Mr. Richard Cannings (South Okanagan—West Kootenay) NDP Yea
Mr. Colin Carrie (Oshawa) Conservative Nay
Mr. Sean Casey (Charlottetown) Liberal Yea
Ms. Bardish Chagger (Waterloo) Liberal Yea
Mr. Martin Champoux (Drummond) Bloc Québécois Yea
Mrs. Louise Charbonneau (Trois-Rivières) Bloc Québécois Yea
Mr. Shaun Chen (Scarborough North) Liberal Yea
Mr. Kenny Chiu (Steveston—Richmond East) Conservative Nay
Mr. Michael Chong (Wellington—Halton Hills) Conservative Nay
Mr. Michael Cooper (St. Albert—Edmonton) Conservative Nay
Mr. Serge Cormier (Acadie—Bathurst) Liberal Yea
Mr. James Cumming (Edmonton Centre) Conservative Nay
Ms. Julie Dabrusin (Toronto—Danforth) Liberal Yea
Mr. Marc Dalton (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge) Conservative Nay
Ms. Raquel Dancho (Kildonan—St. Paul) Conservative Nay
Mr. Scot Davidson (York—Simcoe) Conservative Nay
Mrs. Claude DeBellefeuille (Salaberry—Suroît) Bloc Québécois Yea
Mr. Chris d’Entremont (West Nova) Conservative Nay
Mrs. Caroline Desbiens (Beauport—Côte-de-Beaupré—Île d’Orléans—Charlevoix) Bloc Québécois Yea
Mr. Luc Desilets (Rivière-des-Mille-Îles) Bloc Québécois Yea
Mr. Sukh Dhaliwal (Surrey—Newton) Liberal Yea
Ms. Anju Dhillon (Dorval—Lachine—LaSalle) Liberal Yea
Mr. Kerry Diotte (Edmonton Griesbach) Conservative Nay
Mr. Todd Doherty (Cariboo—Prince George) Conservative Nay
Mr. Terry Dowdall (Simcoe—Grey) Conservative Nay
Mr. Earl Dreeshen (Red Deer—Mountain View) Conservative Nay
Mr. Francis Drouin (Glengarry—Prescott—Russell) Liberal Yea
Mr. Emmanuel Dubourg (Bourassa) Liberal Yea
Mr. Jean-Yves Duclos (Québec) Liberal Yea
Mr. Terry Duguid (Winnipeg South) Liberal Yea
Mr. Eric Duncan (Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry) Conservative Nay
Ms. Kirsty Duncan (Etobicoke North) Liberal Yea
Mr. Scott Duvall (Hamilton Mountain) NDP Yea
Ms. Julie Dzerowicz (Davenport) Liberal Yea
Mr. Wayne Easter (Malpeque) Liberal Yea
Mr. Ali Ehsassi (Willowdale) Liberal Yea
Mr. Fayçal El-Khoury (Laval—Les Îles) Liberal Yea
Mr. Neil Ellis (Bay of Quinte) Liberal Yea
Mr. Dave Epp (Chatham-Kent—Leamington) Conservative Nay
Mr. Nathaniel Erskine-Smith (Beaches—East York) Liberal Yea
Mrs. Rosemarie Falk (Battlefords—Lloydminster) Conservative Nay
Mr. Ted Falk (Provencher) Conservative Nay
Mr. Ed Fast (Abbotsford) Conservative Nay
Mr. Greg Fergus (Hull—Aylmer) Liberal Yea
Mr. Andy Fillmore (Halifax) Liberal Yea
Ms. Kerry-Lynne Findlay (South Surrey—White Rock) Conservative Nay
Mr. Pat Finnigan (Miramichi—Grand Lake) Liberal Yea
Mr. Darren Fisher (Dartmouth—Cole Harbour) Liberal Yea
Mr. Peter Fonseca (Mississauga East—Cooksville) Liberal Yea
Mrs. Mona Fortier (Ottawa—Vanier) Liberal Yea
Mr. Rhéal Fortin (Rivière-du-Nord) Bloc Québécois Yea
Mr. Peter Fragiskatos (London North Centre) Liberal Yea
Mr. Sean Fraser (Central Nova) Liberal Yea
Ms. Chrystia Freeland (University—Rosedale) Liberal Yea
Ms. Hedy Fry (Vancouver Centre) Liberal Yea
Mr. Marc Garneau (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Westmount) Liberal Yea
Mr. Randall Garrison (Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke) NDP Yea
Ms. Marie-Hélène Gaudreau (Laurentides—Labelle) Bloc Québécois Yea
Mr. Bernard Généreux (Montmagny—L’Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup) Conservative Nay
Mr. Garnett Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan) Conservative Nay
Mr. Mark Gerretsen (Kingston and the Islands) Liberal Yea
Mrs. Marilène Gill (Manicouagan) Bloc Québécois Yea
Ms. Marilyn Gladu (Sarnia—Lambton) Conservative Nay
Mr. Joël Godin (Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier) Conservative Nay
Ms. Karina Gould (Burlington) Liberal Yea
Mr. Jacques Gourde (Lévis—Lotbinière) Conservative Nay
Mrs. Tracy Gray (Kelowna—Lake Country) Conservative Nay
Mr. Steven Guilbeault (Laurier—Sainte-Marie) Liberal Yea
Ms. Patty Hajdu (Thunder Bay—Superior North) Liberal Yea
Mr. Jasraj Singh Hallan (Calgary Forest Lawn) Conservative Nay
Ms. Rachael Harder (Lethbridge) Conservative Nay
Mr. Ken Hardie (Fleetwood—Port Kells) Liberal Yea
Mr. Jack Harris (St. John’s East) NDP Yea
Mr. Randy Hoback (Prince Albert) Conservative Nay
Mr. Mark Holland (Ajax) Liberal Yea
Mr. Anthony Housefather (Mount Royal) Liberal Yea
Mrs. Carol Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing) NDP Yea
Mr. Ahmed Hussen (York South—Weston) Liberal Yea
Ms. Gudie Hutchings (Long Range Mountains) Liberal Yea
Mr. Angelo Iacono (Alfred-Pellan) Liberal Yea
Ms. Marci Ien (Toronto Centre) Liberal Yea
Ms. Helena Jaczek (Markham—Stouffville) Liberal Yea
Mrs. Tamara Jansen (Cloverdale—Langley City) Conservative Nay
Mr. Matt Jeneroux (Edmonton Riverbend) Conservative Nay
Mr. Gord Johns (Courtenay—Alberni) NDP Yea
Ms. Mélanie Joly (Ahuntsic-Cartierville) Liberal Yea
Ms. Yvonne Jones (Labrador) Liberal Yea
Mrs. Bernadette Jordan (South Shore—St. Margarets) Liberal Yea
Mr. Majid Jowhari (Richmond Hill) Liberal Yea
Mr. Peter Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby) NDP Yea
Mr. Mike Kelloway (Cape Breton—Canso) Liberal Yea
Mr. Pat Kelly (Calgary Rocky Ridge) Conservative Nay
Mr. Peter Kent (Thornhill) Conservative Nay
Ms. Iqra Khalid (Mississauga—Erin Mills) Liberal Yea
Ms. Kamal Khera (Brampton West) Liberal Yea
Mr. Robert Kitchen (Souris—Moose Mountain) Conservative Nay
Mr. Tom Kmiec (Calgary Shepard) Conservative Nay
Ms. Annie Koutrakis (Vimy) Liberal Yea
Mr. Michael Kram (Regina—Wascana) Conservative Nay
Mr. Damien Kurek (Battle River—Crowfoot) Conservative Nay
Mrs. Stephanie Kusie (Calgary Midnapore) Conservative Nay
Mr. Irek Kusmierczyk (Windsor—Tecumseh) Liberal Yea
Mr. Mike Lake (Edmonton—Wetaskiwin) Conservative Nay
Mrs. Marie-France Lalonde (Orléans) Liberal Yea
Ms. Emmanuella Lambropoulos (Saint-Laurent) Liberal Yea
Mr. David Lametti (LaSalle—Émard—Verdun) Liberal Yea
Mr. Kevin Lamoureux (Winnipeg North) Liberal Yea
Ms. Andréanne Larouche (Shefford) Bloc Québécois Yea
Ms. Patricia Lattanzio (Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel) Liberal Yea
Mr. Stéphane Lauzon (Argenteuil—La Petite-Nation) Liberal Yea
Mr. Philip Lawrence (Northumberland—Peterborough South) Conservative Nay
Mr. Dominic LeBlanc (Beauséjour) Liberal Yea
Mrs. Diane Lebouthillier (Gaspésie—Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine) Liberal Yea
Mr. Paul Lefebvre (Sudbury) Liberal Yea
Mr. Richard Lehoux (Beauce) Conservative Nay
Mr. Sébastien Lemire (Abitibi—Témiscamingue) Bloc Québécois Yea
Mr. Ron Liepert (Calgary Signal Hill) Conservative Nay
Mr. Joël Lightbound (Louis-Hébert) Liberal Yea
Mr. Dane Lloyd (Sturgeon River—Parkland) Conservative Nay
Mr. Wayne Long (Saint John—Rothesay) Liberal Yea
Mr. Lloyd Longfield (Guelph) Liberal Yea
Mr. Tim Louis (Kitchener—Conestoga) Liberal Yea
Mr. Tom Lukiwski (Moose Jaw—Lake Centre—Lanigan) Conservative Nay
Mr. Lawrence MacAulay (Cardigan) Liberal Yea
Mr. Alistair MacGregor (Cowichan—Malahat—Langford) NDP Yea
Mr. Dave MacKenzie (Oxford) Conservative Nay
Mr. Steven MacKinnon (Gatineau) Liberal Yea
Mr. Larry Maguire (Brandon—Souris) Conservative Nay
Mr. James Maloney (Etobicoke—Lakeshore) Liberal Yea
Mr. Paul Manly (Nanaimo—Ladysmith) Green Party Yea
Mr. Simon Marcil (Mirabel) Bloc Québécois Yea
Mr. Richard Martel (Chicoutimi—Le Fjord) Conservative Nay
Ms. Soraya Martinez Ferrada (Hochelaga) Liberal Yea
Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West) NDP Yea
Ms. Lindsay Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) NDP Yea
Mr. Bryan May (Cambridge) Liberal Yea
Mr. Dan Mazier (Dauphin—Swan River—Neepawa) Conservative Nay
Mr. Kelly McCauley (Edmonton West) Conservative Nay
Mr. Phil McColeman (Brantford—Brant) Conservative Nay
Mrs. Karen McCrimmon (Kanata—Carleton) Liberal Yea
Mr. Ken McDonald (Avalon) Liberal Yea
Mr. David McGuinty (Ottawa South) Liberal Yea
Mr. John McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood) Liberal Yea
Ms. Catherine McKenna (Ottawa Centre) Liberal Yea
Mr. Ron McKinnon (Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam) Liberal Yea
Mr. Greg McLean (Calgary Centre) Conservative Nay
Mrs. Cathy McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo) Conservative Nay
Mr. Michael McLeod (Northwest Territories) Liberal Yea
Ms. Heather McPherson (Edmonton Strathcona) NDP Yea
Mr. Eric Melillo (Kenora) Conservative Nay
Mrs. Alexandra Mendès (Brossard—Saint-Lambert) Liberal Yea
Mr. Marco Mendicino (Eglinton—Lawrence) Liberal Yea
Ms. Kristina Michaud (Avignon—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia) Bloc Québécois Yea
Mr. Marc Miller (Ville-Marie—Le Sud-Ouest—Île-des-Soeurs) Liberal Yea
Ms. Maryam Monsef (Peterborough—Kawartha) Liberal Yea
Mr. Marty Morantz (Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia—Headingley) Conservative Nay
Mr. Rob Morrison (Kootenay—Columbia) Conservative Nay
Mr. Robert Morrissey (Egmont) Liberal Yea
Mr. Glen Motz (Medicine Hat—Cardston—Warner) Conservative Nay
Ms. Joyce Murray (Vancouver Quadra) Liberal Yea
Mr. John Nater (Perth—Wellington) Conservative Nay
Ms. Mary Ng (Markham—Thornhill) Liberal Yea
Ms. Christine Normandin (Saint-Jean) Bloc Québécois Yea
Ms. Jennifer O’Connell (Pickering—Uxbridge) Liberal Yea
Mr. Robert Oliphant (Don Valley West) Liberal Yea
Mr. Seamus O’Regan (St. John’s South—Mount Pearl) Liberal Yea
Mr. Erin O’Toole (Durham) Conservative Nay
Mr. Jeremy Patzer (Cypress Hills—Grasslands) Conservative Nay
Mr. Pierre Paul-Hus (Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles) Conservative Nay
Ms. Monique Pauzé (Repentigny) Bloc Québécois Yea
Mr. Yves Perron (Berthier—Maskinongé) Bloc Québécois Yea
Ms. Ginette Petitpas Taylor (Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe) Liberal Yea
Mr. Louis Plamondon (Bécancour—Nicolet—Saurel) Bloc Québécois Yea
Mr. Pierre Poilievre (Carleton) Conservative Nay
Mr. Marcus Powlowski (Thunder Bay—Rainy River) Liberal Yea
Ms. Mumilaaq Qaqqaq (Nunavut) NDP Yea
Ms. Carla Qualtrough (Delta) Liberal Yea
Mr. Alain Rayes (Richmond—Arthabaska) Conservative Nay
Mr. Brad Redekopp (Saskatoon West) Conservative Nay
Mr. Geoff Regan (Halifax West) Liberal Yea
Mr. Scott Reid (Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston) Conservative Nay
Ms. Michelle Rempel Garner (Calgary Nose Hill) Conservative Nay
Mr. Blake Richards (Banff—Airdrie) Conservative Nay
Mr. Yves Robillard (Marc-Aurèle-Fortin) Liberal Yea
Mr. Pablo Rodriguez (Honoré-Mercier) Liberal Yea
Mr. Churence Rogers (Bonavista—Burin—Trinity) Liberal Yea
Mrs. Sherry Romanado (Longueuil—Charles-LeMoyne) Liberal Yea
Ms. Lianne Rood (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex) Conservative Nay
Mr. Alex Ruff (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound) Conservative Nay
Ms. Jag Sahota (Calgary Skyview) Conservative Nay
Ms. Ruby Sahota (Brampton North) Liberal Yea
Mr. Raj Saini (Kitchener Centre) Liberal Yea
Mr. Harjit S. Sajjan (Vancouver South) Liberal Yea
Ms. Ya’ara Saks (York Centre) Liberal Yea
Mr. Darrell Samson (Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook) Liberal Yea
Mr. Ramesh Sangha (Brampton Centre) Independent Yea
Mr. Randeep Sarai (Surrey Centre) Liberal Yea
Mr. Bob Saroya (Markham—Unionville) Conservative Nay
Mr. Simon-Pierre Savard-Tremblay (Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot) Bloc Québécois Yea
Mr. Francis Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis) Liberal Yea
Mr. Andrew Scheer (Regina—Qu’Appelle) Conservative Nay
Mr. Peter Schiefke (Vaudreuil—Soulanges) Liberal Yea
Mr. Jamie Schmale (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock) Conservative Nay
Mrs. Deb Schulte (King—Vaughan) Liberal Yea
Mr. Marc Serré (Nickel Belt) Liberal Yea
Ms. Judy A. Sgro (Humber River—Black Creek) Liberal Yea
Mrs. Brenda Shanahan (Châteauguay—Lacolle) Liberal Yea
Mr. Terry Sheehan (Sault Ste. Marie) Liberal Yea
Mr. Martin Shields (Bow River) Conservative Nay
Ms. Nelly Shin (Port Moody—Coquitlam) Conservative Nay
Mr. Doug Shipley (Barrie—Springwater—Oro-Medonte) Conservative Nay
Mr. Maninder Sidhu (Brampton East) Liberal Yea
Ms. Sonia Sidhu (Brampton South) Liberal Yea
Mr. Mario Simard (Jonquière) Bloc Québécois Yea
Mr. Scott Simms (Coast of Bays—Central—Notre Dame) Liberal Yea
Mr. Jagmeet Singh (Burnaby South) NDP Yea
Mr. Derek Sloan (Hastings—Lennox and Addington) Independent Nay
Mr. Francesco Sorbara (Vaughan—Woodbridge) Liberal Yea
Mr. Gerald Soroka (Yellowhead) Conservative Nay
Mr. Sven Spengemann (Mississauga—Lakeshore) Liberal Yea
Mr. Warren Steinley (Regina—Lewvan) Conservative Nay
Mr. Gabriel Ste-Marie (Joliette) Bloc Québécois Yea
Mr. Mark Strahl (Chilliwack—Hope) Conservative Nay
Mrs. Shannon Stubbs (Lakeland) Conservative Nay
Mr. David Sweet (Flamborough—Glanbrook) Conservative Nay
Mr. Marwan Tabbara (Kitchener South—Hespeler) Independent Yea
Ms. Filomena Tassi (Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas) Liberal Yea
Mr. Luc Thériault (Montcalm) Bloc Québécois Yea
Mr. Alain Therrien (La Prairie) Bloc Québécois Yea
Mr. Corey Tochor (Saskatoon—University) Conservative Nay
Mr. Justin Trudeau (Papineau) Liberal Yea
Mr. Denis Trudel (Longueuil—Saint-Hubert) Bloc Québécois Yea
Mr. Ryan Turnbull (Whitby) Liberal Yea
Mr. Tim Uppal (Edmonton Mill Woods) Conservative Nay
Mr. Tony Van Bynen (Newmarket—Aurora) Liberal Yea
Mr. Adam van Koeverden (Milton) Liberal Yea
Mr. Tako Van Popta (Langley—Aldergrove) Conservative Nay
Mr. Dan Vandal (Saint Boniface—Saint Vital) Liberal Yea
Ms. Anita Vandenbeld (Ottawa West—Nepean) Liberal Yea
Mr. Adam Vaughan (Spadina—Fort York) Liberal Yea
Mrs. Karen Vecchio (Elgin—Middlesex—London) Conservative Nay
Mr. Gary Vidal (Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River) Conservative Nay
Mr. Arnold Viersen (Peace River—Westlock) Conservative Nay
Mrs. Julie Vignola (Beauport—Limoilou) Bloc Québécois Yea
Mr. Brad Vis (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon) Conservative Nay
Mrs. Cathay Wagantall (Yorkton—Melville) Conservative Nay
Mr. Kevin Waugh (Saskatoon—Grasswood) Conservative Nay
Mr. Len Webber (Calgary Confederation) Conservative Nay
Mr. Patrick Weiler (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country) Liberal Yea
Mr. Jonathan Wilkinson (North Vancouver) Liberal Yea
Mr. John Williamson (New Brunswick Southwest) Conservative Nay
Ms. Jody Wilson-Raybould (Vancouver Granville) Independent Nay
Mrs. Alice Wong (Richmond Centre) Conservative Nay
Ms. Jean Yip (Scarborough—Agincourt) Liberal Yea
Ms. Kate Young (London West) Liberal Yea
Mr. David Yurdiga (Fort McMurray—Cold Lake) Conservative Nay
Mrs. Salma Zahid (Scarborough Centre) Liberal Yea
Ms. Lenore Zann (Cumberland—Colchester) Liberal Yea
Mr. Bob Zimmer (Prince George—Peace River—Northern Rockies) Conservative Nay

The final tally is 196 to 112. This means that the bill was (as we know) passed.

Some notable votes include the Green Party. We weren’t sure which side of the free speech debate they are on. As we can see above, the party sided with Steven Guilbeault and voted against free speech. Another notable vote is Charlie Angus of the NDP. As we know from years past, Angus had fought hard against various attacks on digital rights. This includes the multiple attempts to implement the Canadian DMCA as well as the dragnet surveilance legislation of years past. As a result, he quickly became a well regarded name in the fight for digital rights. While he seemed like one of the MPs from the party to offer a backbone, it seems that backbone had been left behind as he voted against free speech. To say that this is a hugely disappointing development in the eyes of digital rights advocates would be an understatement.

While people may say that they will remember this dark day in Canadian history when they go to the polls, there is a huge problem here. Who do you vote for to defend your rights? Yes, the Conservative party had a stopped clock being right moment by voting against this, but we know full well that they have a long history of being supporters of lawful access and the Canadian DMCA. Meanwhile, the Canadian Pirate Party is probably going to be absent from this next election as well (and maybe even never make a comeback ever at this rate). So, Canadians are in an awkward moment in political history where no political party can be trusted to stand up for human rights. It’s a terrible scenario, but one that seems to be playing out now.

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