Coffee break's over, everybody back on your heads.
As you probably already know, C-484, the fetal protection act, passed its second reading yesterday. The final vote was 147-133. The bill now goes to the House Justice and Legal Affairs Committee.
Canadians who believe in choice and bodily integrity are furious that key NDP and Liberal MPs - including Stéphane Dion - didn't bother to show up for the vote, or voted in favour.
The Rabble forum link above contains a list of Liberals who voted for the bill. I see my own Mississauga MP made that shameful list, the only female Liberal to vote yay. No wonder she never answered my letter.
If you search for information about C-484 online, only bloggers and activist organizations are writing about this. I don't see a single mention in any mainstream media.
Liberals who voted yes:
Raymond Bonin 613.995.9107
John Cannis 613.992.6823
Hon. Raymond Chan 613.995.2021
Hon. Roy Cullen 613.995.4702
Sukh Dhaliwal 613.992.0666
Hon. Albina Guarnieri 613.996.0420
Hon. Charles Hubbard 613.992.5335
Hon. Jim Karygiannis 613.992.4501
Derek Lee 613.996.9681
Hon. Lawrence MacAulay 613.995.9325
Hon. Gurbax Malhi 613.992.9105
Hon. John McKay 613.992.1447
Hon. Joe McGuire 613.992.9223
Hon. Dan McTeague 613.995.8082
Hon. Shawn Murphy 613.996.4714
Massimo Pacetti 613.995.9414
Francis Scarpaleggia 613.995.8281
Hon. Raymond Simard 613.995.0579
Lloyd St. Amand 613.992.3118
Paul Steckle 613.992.8234
Paul Szabo 613.992.4848
Hon. Robert Thibault 613.995.5711
Alan Tonks 613.995.0777
Roger Valley 613.996.1161
Tom Wappel 613.995.0284
Borys Wrzesnewskyj 613.947.5000
Absent: Dion, Bryon Wilfert, Volpe, Nancy Karetak-Lindell, Mark Eyking, Ujjal Dosanjh (although present for other votes), Denis Coderre, Brenda Chamberlain, Gerry Byrne, Paul Zed. [Note: list has been corrected.]
This member of the NDP voted for the bill: Peter Stoffer. This was clearly not a whipped vote, and it should have been.
Thank you to people in Rabble.ca's forums for this info.