The problem in my mind is, motions are worse than legislation. Why? Legislation can be repealed with the next election. There isn't a government alive that's going to repeal "the will of this House".
At any rate, the motion passed 266-16. Here are the MPs that voted against the motion, courtesy of Views from the Left:
Good for Michael Chong, for resigning his position as Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs.
I'm not the only one to think it bizarre that an intergovernmental affairs minister was not consulted about a motion involving intergovernmental affairs.
I would have liked it better had Mr. Chong broken ranks and voted against the motion. So much for those free votes the Conservative Party promised.
Chong, who was responsible for federal-provincial relations, was left out of the loop when Harper was deciding on the wording of the motion. Instead, the prime minister consulted with former intergovernmental affairs minister Stéphan Dion.
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