Wednesday, 18 July 2012
Winnipeg MPs and the Feticide Bill
|The voting of then- Winnipeg MPs on the feticide|
bill. Largely falls along partisan lines, with CONs
voting for it (Joy Smith "paired" her vote), New
Democrat Bill Blaikie abstaining, and Raymond
Simard voting yes.
Chart constructed by The Analyst based on
"How'd they vote" data for the second
reading of bill C-484.
Aside from Joy Smith, who paired her vote, all Winnipeg Conservatives voted in favour of the bill. Raymond Simard voted in favour of the bill as well (he was subsequently unseated by CON Shelly Glover).
New Democrats Judy Wasylycia-Leis and Pat Martin both voted against the feticide bill. Judy resigned from parliament to run for Mayor of Winnipeg in 2010. Pat is stilling fighting the good fight.
Anita Neville voted against the motion and was defeated in 2011 - in part due to vote-splitting from Orange Crush.
All the CON MPs are still in parliament.
Come to think of it, it might be a good idea to send Steven Fletcher an email asking him what he thinks about this.