As I mentioned in my very first post (Let's Expose My Hidden Agenda), I respect all members of parliament regardless of political stripes because it takes gut and spirit to wade through all the negativity related to the job.
That being said, I'm happy that SSM has passed for a couple of reasons.
For one, I support C-38, but I'm not so naive to think there isn't controversy - I applaud the Conservatives that voted in favour of C-38, the Liberals/Bloc/NDP that voted against it. The MPs that left party affiliations and left "comfy" cabinet posts. It takes guts to vote against your party, when you think you're voting right. I disagree with those that voted against it, but that's the way it works.
The second reason I'm glad it has passed, is it's a chance for the Conservative Party to renew, move forward, spend the summer building on a strong policy platform. The plan of attack is not to show how bad the Liberals are (they are, it's obvious), but how good the Conservatives will be.
Harper to tour country to dispel negative image, lay out Tory platform (CP)
I'm looking forward to Stephen Harper touring the country, letting Canadians see him and not just media snippets we've been exposed to in this session.