At about 3:50 pm EST, Thursday afternoon, March 23, 2017, the following motion was put to the House of Commons: That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) recognize the need to quell the increasing public climate of hate and fear; (b) condemn Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination and take note of House of Commons’ petition e-411 and the issues raised by it; and (c) request that the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage undertake a study on how the government could (i) develop a whole-of-government approach to reducing or eliminating systemic racism and religious discrimination including Islamophobia, in Canada, while ensuring a community-centered focus with a holistic response through evidence-based policy-making, (ii) collect data to contextualize hate crime reports and to conduct needs assessments for impacted communities, and that the Committee should present its findings and recommendations to the House no later than 240 calendar days from the adoption of this motion, provided that in its report, the Committee should make recommendations that the government may use to better reflect the enshrined rights and freedoms in the Constitution Acts, including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. (Private Members’ Business M-103)
Here is how each MP voted. If you don’t see your MP’s name on the list, it means that your MP was absent — the Prime Minister, for example, and several cabinet ministers were not present — or your MP decided to abstain — Conservative Alex Nuttall, for example, was in the House and voted neither yea nor nay. Division No./ Vote no : 237 Subject/Objet: M-103, Systemic racism and religious discrimination / M-103, Racisme et discrimination religieuse systémiques YEAS/POUR: 201 NAYS/CONTRE: 91
Scroll through the list below to see how your MP voted.
Note: two MPs votes are listed as "paired" - Pairing is a practice whereby the party Whips arrange for two Members from opposite sides of the House to agree that they will abstain from voting on a particular occasion to permit one or both to be absent from the House. In this way, their votes are effectively neutralized and the relative strength of their parties in the House maintains its balance. The Standing Orders are silent on the question of a broken pair, which occurs when a paired Member votes. Still, agreements to pair are private arrangements between Members and not matters in which the Speaker or the House can intervene.