How did my MP vote on Dec. 8?

On December 8, Bill C-389 had its first recorded vote in the House, on “report stage.” This was the first time that all MPs had an opportunity to vote on the bill (it had passed at second reading “on division,” meaning without a vote.)

Results at a glance

  • The final result was 143 votes in favour and 131 votes against.
  • All NDP and Bloc Québécois MPs present voted in favour of the bill.
  • Most Liberals present voted in favour of the bill; three voted against.
  • Most Conservatives present voted against the bill; five voted in favour.
  • The three opposition party leaders voted in favour. Prime Minister Harper did not vote.
  • Results

    A note on abstentions: There is no way for an MP to officially be registered as abstaining on a bill, i.e. no way to distinguish between MPs choosing to abstain versus simply being absent (which may happen for many reasons: illness, duties in the riding, etc.; in the case of this vote, several MPs were at a climate change summit in Cancun, Mexico.)

    However, immediately before the Dec. 7 vote on Bill C-389 took place, a Liberal bill concerning the census was voted on. We therefore note those MPs who voted on that bill, but chose not to vote on Bill C-389.

    Calgary Centre Richardson, Lee Conservative Did not vote (but voted on

    previous bill)

    Calgary Centre-North VACANT

    Calgary East Obhrai, Deepak Conservative Nay
    Calgary Northeast Shory, Devinder Conservative Nay
    Calgary Southeast Kenney, Hon. Jason Conservative Nay
    Calgary Southwest Harper, Right Hon. Stephen Conservative Did not vote
    Calgary West Anders, Rob Conservative Nay
    Calgary—Nose Hill Ablonczy, Hon. Diane Conservative Nay
    Crowfoot Sorenson, Kevin Conservative Nay
    Edmonton Centre Hawn, Hon. Laurie Conservative Nay
    Edmonton East Goldring, Peter Conservative Nay
    Edmonton—Leduc Rajotte, James Conservative Nay
    Edmonton—Mill Woods—Beaumont Lake, Mike Conservative Nay
    Edmonton—Sherwood Park Uppal, Tim Conservative Nay
    Edmonton—Spruce Grove Ambrose, Hon. Rona Conservative Nay
    Edmonton—St. Albert Rathgeber, Brent Conservative Nay
    Edmonton—Strathcona Duncan, Linda NDP Absent (Environment conference)
    Fort McMurray—Athabasca Jean, Brian Conservative Nay
    Lethbridge Casson, Hon. Rick Conservative Nay
    Macleod Menzies, Ted Conservative

    Medicine Hat Payne, LaVar Conservative Nay
    Peace River Warkentin, Chris Conservative Nay
    Red Deer Dreeshen, Earl Conservative Nay
    Vegreville—Wainwright Benoit, Leon Conservative Nay
    Westlock—St. Paul Storseth, Brian Conservative Nay
    Wetaskiwin Calkins, Blaine Conservative Nay
    Wild Rose Richards, Blake Conservative Nay
    Yellowhead Merrifield, Hon. Rob Conservative Nay
    British Columbia
    Abbotsford Fast, Ed Conservative Nay
    British Columbia Southern Interior Atamanenko, Alex NDP Yea
    Burnaby—Douglas Siksay, Bill NDP

    Yea (introduced the bill
    Burnaby—New Westminster Julian, Peter NDP Yea
    Cariboo—Prince George Harris, Richard Conservative Nay
    Chilliwack—Fraser Canyon Strahl, Hon. Chuck Conservative Nay
    Delta—Richmond East Cummins, John Conservative Nay
    Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca Martin, Hon. Keith Liberal Yea
    Fleetwood—Port Kells Grewal, Nina Conservative Nay
    Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo McLeod, Cathy Conservative Nay
    Kelowna—Lake Country Cannan, Ron Conservative Nay
    Kootenay—Columbia Abbott, Hon. Jim Conservative Nay
    Langley Warawa, Mark Conservative

    Nanaimo—Alberni Lunney, James Conservative Nay
    Nanaimo—Cowichan Crowder, Jean NDP Yea (seconded the bill)
    New Westminster—Coquitlam Donnelly, Fin NDP Yea
    Newton—North Delta Dhaliwal, Sukh Liberal Yea
    North Vancouver Saxton, Andrew Conservative Nay
    Okanagan—Coquihalla Day, Hon. Stockwell Conservative Nay
    Okanagan—Shuswap Mayes, Colin Conservative Nay
    Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission Kamp, Randy Conservative Nay
    Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam Moore, Hon. James Conservative Yea
    Prince George—Peace River VACANT

    Richmond Wong, Alice Conservative Nay
    Saanich—Gulf Islands Lunn, Hon. Gary Conservative Nay
    Skeena—Bulkley Valley Cullen, Nathan NDP Yea
    South Surrey—White Rock—Cloverdale Hiebert, Russ Conservative Nay
    Surrey North Cadman, Dona Conservative Did not vote (but voted on previous bill)

    Vancouver Centre Fry, Hon. Hedy Liberal Yea
    Vancouver East Davies, Libby NDP

    Yea (seconded the bill)
    Vancouver Island North Duncan, Hon. John Conservative Did not vote
    Vancouver Kingsway Davies, Don NDP Yea (seconded the bill)
    Vancouver Quadra Murray, Joyce Liberal Yea
    Vancouver South Dosanjh, Hon. Ujjal Liberal Yea
    Victoria Savoie, Denise NDP

    West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country Weston, John Conservative Nay
    Brandon—Souris Tweed, Merv Conservative Nay
    Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia Fletcher, Hon. Steven Conservative Nay
    Churchill Ashton, Niki NDP

    Dauphin—Swan River—Marquette VACANT (Now

    filled by Robert Sopuck, Conservative)

    Elmwood—Transcona Maloway, Jim NDP Yea
    Kildonan—St. Paul Smith, Joy Conservative Nay
    Portage—Lisgar Hoeppner, Candice Conservative Nay
    Provencher Toews, Hon. Vic Conservative Nay
    Saint Boniface Glover, Shelly Conservative Yea
    Selkirk—Interlake Bezan, James Conservative Nay
    Winnipeg Centre Martin, Pat NDP

    Winnipeg North VACANT (Now filled by Kevin

    Lamoureux, Liberal)

    Winnipeg South Bruinooge, Rod Conservative Nay
    Winnipeg South Centre Neville, Hon. Anita Liberal Yea
    New Brunswick
    Acadie—Bathurst Godin, Yvon NDP Yea
    Beauséjour LeBlanc, Hon. Dominic Liberal Yea
    Fredericton Ashfield, Hon. Keith Conservative Nay
    Fundy Royal Moore, Hon. Rob Conservative Nay
    Madawaska—Restigouche D’Amours, Jean-Claude Liberal Yea
    Miramichi O’Neill-Gordon, Tilly Conservative Nay
    Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe Murphy, Brian Liberal Yea
    New Brunswick Southwest Thompson, Hon. Greg Conservative Nay
    Saint John Weston, Rodney Conservative Nay
    Tobique—Mactaquac Allen, Mike Conservative Nay
    Newfoundland and Labrador
    Avalon Andrews, Scott Liberal Yea
    Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor Simms, Scott Liberal Yea
    Humber—St. Barbe—Baie Verte Byrne, Hon. Gerry Liberal Yea
    Labrador Russell, Todd Liberal

    Random—Burin—St. George’s Foote, Judy Liberal Yea
    St. John’s East Harris, Jack NDP

    St. John’s South—Mount Pearl Coady, Siobhan Liberal Yea
    Northwest Territories
    Western Arctic Bevington, Dennis

    NDP Yea
    Nova Scotia
    Cape Breton—Canso Cuzner, Rodger Liberal Yea
    Central Nova MacKay, Hon. Peter Conservative Did not vote
    Cumberland—Colchester—Musquodoboit Valley Armstrong, Scott Conservative Nay
    Dartmouth—Cole Harbour Savage, Michael Liberal Yea
    Halifax Leslie, Megan NDP

    Yea (Seconded the bill)
    Halifax West Regan, Hon. Geoff Liberal Yea
    Kings—Hants Brison, Hon. Scott Liberal Yea
    Sackville—Eastern Shore Stoffer, Peter NDP Yea (seconded the bill)
    South Shore—St. Margaret’s Keddy, Gerald Conservative Yea
    Sydney—Victoria Eyking, Hon. Mark Liberal Yea
    West Nova Kerr, Greg Conservative Nay
    Nunavut Aglukkaq, Hon. Leona Conservative Nay
    Ajax—Pickering Holland, Mark Liberal Yea
    Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing Hughes, Carol NDP Yea
    Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale Sweet, David Conservative Nay
    Barrie Brown, Patrick Conservative

    Beaches—East York Minna, Hon. Maria Liberal Yea
    Bramalea—Gore—Malton Malhi, Hon. Gurbax Liberal Yea
    Brampton West Kania, Andrew Liberal

    Brampton—Springdale Dhalla, Ruby Liberal Yea
    Brant McColeman, Phil Conservative

    Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound Miller, Larry Conservative Nay
    Burlington Wallace, Mike Conservative Nay
    Cambridge Goodyear, Hon. Gary Conservative Nay
    Carleton—Mississippi Mills O’Connor, Hon. Gordon Conservative Nay
    Chatham-Kent—Essex Van Kesteren, Dave Conservative Nay
    Davenport Silva, Mario Liberal

    Don Valley East Ratansi, Yasmin Liberal

    Don Valley West Oliphant, Robert Liberal Yea (seconded the bill)
    Dufferin—Caledon Tilson, David Conservative Nay
    Durham Oda, Hon. Bev Conservative

    Eglinton—Lawrence Volpe, Hon. Joseph Liberal Yea
    Elgin—Middlesex—London Preston, Joe Conservative Nay
    Essex Watson, Jeff Conservative

    Etobicoke Centre Wrzesnewskyj, Borys Liberal Yea
    Etobicoke North Duncan, Kirsty Liberal

    Etobicoke—Lakeshore Ignatieff, Hon. Michael Liberal Yea
    Glengarry—Prescott—Russell Lemieux, Pierre Conservative Nay
    Guelph Valeriote, Francis Liberal

    Haldimand—Norfolk Finley, Hon. Diane Conservative Nay
    Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock Devolin, Barry Conservative Nay
    Halton Raitt, Hon. Lisa Conservative Did not vote (but voted on previous bill)

    Hamilton Centre Christopherson, David NDP Yea
    Hamilton East—Stoney Creek Marston, Wayne NDP Yea (seconded the bill)
    Hamilton Mountain Charlton, Chris NDP Yea
    Huron—Bruce Lobb, Ben Conservative Nay
    Kenora Rickford, Greg Conservative

    Kingston and the Islands Milliken, Hon. Peter Liberal Does not vote (Speaker of the House)
    Kitchener Centre Woodworth, Stephen Conservative Nay
    Kitchener—Conestoga Albrecht, Harold Conservative Nay
    Kitchener—Waterloo Braid, Peter Conservative Nay
    Lambton—Kent—Middlesex Shipley, Bev Conservative Nay
    Lanark—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington Reid, Scott Conservative Nay
    Leeds—Grenville Brown, Gordon Conservative Nay
    London North Centre Pearson, Glen Liberal Yea
    London West Holder, Ed Conservative Nay
    London—Fanshawe Mathyssen, Irene NDP Yea
    Markham—Unionville McCallum, Hon. John Liberal Yea
    Mississauga East—Cooksville Guarnieri, Hon. Albina Liberal Yea
    Mississauga South Szabo, Paul Liberal Yea
    Mississauga—Brampton South Bains, Hon. Navdeep Liberal Yea
    Mississauga—Erindale Dechert, Bob Conservative Nay
    Mississauga—Streetsville Crombie, Bonnie Liberal Yea
    Nepean—Carleton Poilievre, Pierre Conservative Nay
    Newmarket—Aurora Brown, Lois Conservative Nay
    Niagara Falls Nicholson, Hon. Rob Conservative Nay
    Niagara West—Glanbrook Allison, Dean Conservative Nay
    Nickel Belt Gravelle, Claude NDP Yea
    Nipissing—Timiskaming Rota, Anthony Liberal Yea
    Northumberland—Quinte West Norlock, Rick Conservative Nay
    Oak Ridges—Markham Calandra, Paul Conservative Nay
    Oakville Young, Terence Conservative Nay
    Oshawa Carrie, Colin Conservative

    Ottawa Centre Dewar, Paul NDP

    Ottawa South McGuinty, David Liberal

    Ottawa West—Nepean Baird, Hon. John Conservative Absent (Environment conference)
    Ottawa—Orléans Galipeau, Royal Conservative Nay
    Ottawa—Vanier Bélanger, Hon. Mauril Liberal Yea
    Oxford MacKenzie, Dave Conservative

    Parkdale—High Park Kennedy, Gerard Liberal Did not vote
    Parry Sound—Muskoka Clement, Hon. Tony Conservative Did not vote
    Perth—Wellington Schellenberger, Gary Conservative Nay
    Peterborough Del Mastro, Dean Conservative Nay
    Pickering—Scarborough East McTeague, Hon. Dan Liberal Nay
    Prince Edward—Hastings Kramp, Daryl Conservative Nay
    Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke Gallant, Cheryl Conservative Nay
    Richmond Hill Wilfert, Hon. Bryon Liberal Did not vote (but voted on previous bill)

    Sarnia—Lambton Davidson, Patricia Conservative Nay
    Sault Ste. Marie Martin, Tony NDP Yea
    Scarborough Centre Cannis, John Liberal Did not vote
    Scarborough Southwest Simson, Michelle Liberal Yea
    Scarborough—Agincourt Karygiannis, Hon. Jim Liberal Nay
    Scarborough—Guildwood McKay, Hon. John Liberal Did not vote (but voted on previous bill)

    Scarborough—Rouge River Lee, Derek Liberal Did not vote (but voted on previous bill)

    Simcoe North Stanton, Bruce Conservative Nay
    Simcoe—Grey Guergis, Hon. Helena Independent Did not vote
    St. Catharines Dykstra, Rick Conservative Nay
    St. Paul’s Bennett, Hon. Carolyn Liberal Yea
    Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry Lauzon, Guy Conservative Nay
    Sudbury Thibeault, Glenn NDP

    Thornhill Kent, Hon. Peter Conservative Nay
    Thunder Bay—Rainy River Rafferty, John NDP Yea
    Thunder Bay—Superior North Hyer, Bruce NDP Did not vote
    Timmins—James Bay Angus, Charlie NDP Yea
    Toronto Centre Rae, Hon. Bob Liberal

    Yea (seconded the bill)
    Toronto—Danforth Layton, Hon. Jack NDP Yea (seconded the bill)
    Trinity—Spadina Chow, Olivia NDP

    Yea (seconded the bill)
    Vaughan VACANT (Now filled by Julian Fantino,


    Welland Allen, Malcolm NDP

    Wellington—Halton Hills Chong, Hon. Michael Conservative Nay
    Whitby—Oshawa Flaherty, Hon. Jim Conservative Nay
    Willowdale Hall Findlay, Martha Liberal Yea
    Windsor West Masse, Brian NDP

    Windsor—Tecumseh Comartin, Joe NDP Yea (seconded the bill)
    York Centre Dryden, Hon. Ken Liberal Yea
    York South—Weston Tonks, Alan Liberal Nay
    York West Sgro, Hon. Judy Liberal

    Did not vote (but voted on previous bill)
    York—Simcoe Van Loan, Hon. Peter Conservative Did not vote
    Prince Edward Island
    Cardigan MacAulay, Hon.


    Liberal Yea

    Charlottetown Murphy, Hon. Shawn Liberal Yea
    Egmont Shea, Hon. Gail Conservative

    Malpeque Easter, Hon. Wayne Liberal Yea
    Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou Lévesque,


    Bloc Yea

    Abitibi—Témiscamingue Lemay, Marc Bloc Yea
    Ahuntsic Mourani, Maria Bloc

    Alfred-Pellan Carrier, Robert Bloc

    Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel Laframboise, Mario Bloc Yea
    Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour Plamondon, Louis Bloc Yea
    Beauce Bernier, Hon. Maxime Conservative Nay
    Beauharnois—Salaberry DeBellefeuille, Claude Bloc Yea
    Beauport—Limoilou Boucher, Sylvie Conservative Yea
    Berthier—Maskinongé André, Guy Bloc Yea
    Bourassa Coderre, Hon. Denis Liberal Yea
    Brome—Missisquoi Ouellet, Christian Bloc Yea
    Brossard—La Prairie Mendes, Alexandra Liberal Yea
    Chambly—Borduas Lessard, Yves Bloc

    Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles Petit, Daniel Conservative Nay
    Châteauguay—Saint-Constant Freeman, Carole Bloc Yea
    Chicoutimi—Le Fjord Bouchard, Robert Bloc Yea
    Compton—Stanstead Bonsant, France Bloc Yea
    Drummond Pomerleau, Roger Bloc Yea
    Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine Blais, Raynald Bloc Did not vote
    Gatineau Nadeau, Richard Bloc

    Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia


    Hochelaga Paillé, Daniel Bloc

    Honoré-Mercier Rodriguez, Pablo Liberal Yea
    Hull—Aylmer Proulx, Marcel Liberal

    Jeanne-Le Ber St-Cyr, Thierry Bloc

    Joliette Paquette, Pierre Bloc Yea
    Jonquière—Alma Blackburn, Hon. Jean-Pierre Conservative Nay
    La Pointe-de-l’Île Lalonde, Francine Bloc Absent (Suffering from cancer)
    Lac-Saint-Louis Scarpaleggia, Francis Liberal Did not vote (but voted on previous bill)

    LaSalle—Émard Zarac, Lise Liberal

    Laurentides—Labelle Deschamps, Johanne Bloc Yea
    Laurier—Sainte-Marie Duceppe, Gilles Bloc Yea
    Laval Demers, Nicole Bloc

    Laval—Les Îles Folco, Raymonde Liberal

    Lévis—Bellechasse Blaney, Steven Conservative Nay
    Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher Dorion, Jean Bloc Yea
    Lotbinière—Chutes-de-la-Chaudière Gourde, Jacques Conservative Nay
    Louis-Hébert Paillé, Pascal-Pierre Bloc Did not vote
    Louis-Saint-Laurent Verner, Hon. Josée Conservative Nay
    Manicouagan Asselin, Gérard Bloc

    Did not vote
    Marc-Aurèle-Fortin Ménard, Serge Bloc Yea
    Mégantic—L’Érable Paradis, Hon. Christian Conservative Nay
    Montcalm Gaudet, Roger Bloc

    Montmagny—L’Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup Généreux, Bernard Conservative Nay
    Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord Guimond, Michel Bloc Yea
    Mount Royal Cotler, Hon. Irwin Liberal Yea
    Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine Jennings, Hon. Marlene Liberal Yea
    Outremont Mulcair, Thomas NDP

    Papineau Trudeau, Justin Liberal

    Pierrefonds—Dollard Patry, Bernard Liberal Yea
    Pontiac Cannon, Hon. Lawrence Conservative Yea
    Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier Arthur, André Independent Nay
    Québec Gagnon, Christiane Bloc

    Repentigny Dufour, Nicolas Bloc

    Richmond—Arthabaska Bellavance, André Bloc Yea
    Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques Guimond, Claude Bloc Did not vote
    Rivière-des-Mille-Îles Desnoyers, Luc Bloc Yea
    Rivière-du-Nord Guay, Monique Bloc

    Roberval—Lac-Saint-Jean Lebel, Hon. Denis Conservative Nay
    Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie Bigras, Bernard Bloc Did not vote
    Saint-Bruno—Saint-Hubert Lavallée, Carole Bloc Yea
    Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot Thi Lac, Ève-Mary Thaï Bloc Yea
    Saint-Jean Bachand, Claude Bloc

    Saint-Lambert Beaudin, Josée Bloc

    Saint-Laurent—Cartierville Dion, Hon. Stéphane Liberal Did not vote
    Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel Pacetti, Massimo Liberal Did not vote (but voted on previous bill)

    Saint-Maurice—Champlain Laforest, Jean-Yves Bloc Yea
    Shefford Vincent, Robert Bloc

    Sherbrooke Cardin, Serge Bloc

    Terrebonne—Blainville Bourgeois, Diane Bloc Yea
    Trois-Rivières Brunelle, Paule Bloc

    Vaudreuil-Soulanges Faille, Meili Bloc Yea
    Verchères—Les Patriotes Malo, Luc Bloc Yea
    Westmount—Ville-Marie Garneau, Marc Liberal Yea
    Battlefords—Lloydminster Ritz, Hon.


    Conservative Nay

    Blackstrap Yelich, Hon. Lynne Conservative Nay
    Cypress Hills—Grasslands Anderson, David Conservative Nay
    Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River Clarke, Rob Conservative Nay
    Palliser Boughen, Ray Conservative Nay
    Prince Albert Hoback, Randy Conservative Nay
    Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre Lukiwski, Tom Conservative Nay
    Regina—Qu’Appelle Scheer, Andrew Conservative Nay
    Saskatoon—Humboldt Trost, Brad Conservative Nay
    Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar Block, Kelly Conservative Nay
    Saskatoon—Wanuskewin Vellacott, Maurice Conservative Nay
    Souris—Moose Mountain Komarnicki, Ed Conservative Nay
    Wascana Goodale, Hon. Ralph Liberal

    Yorkton—Melville Breitkreuz, Garry Conservative Nay
    Yukon Bagnell, Hon. Larry Liberal Yea (seconded the bill)

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