58% of Canadians Ready for Change but most Conservative MPs Say No to Bill C-624

  • All members of the NDP and the Liberals who were present voted YES for the Bill, as did others from the Bloc Québécois and Forces et Démocratie, and two Independents. We lost by 17 votes. Check how your MP voted.
  • By a vote held on April 29, 2015, 144 MPs stopped Bill C-624 being referred to a committee for public hearings so that WE could have OUR say on the Bill.
  • Bill C-624 was a Private Member’s Bill introduced by Mauril Bélanger, MP (Ottawa-Vanier) on September 22, 2014. It was debated in the House of Commons on February 23, 2015 and April 27, 2015.
  • This means that the 10th bill introduced in Parliament to make a simple 2-word change to the National Anthem Act, for all of us, was defeated.
  • Thomas Mulcair, Leader of the Official Opposition, voted YES.
  • Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party, voted YES.
  • Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party, voted YES.
  • Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, had left the House before this vote.
  • Only 5 Conservative MPs voted YES for the Bill: Joyce Bateman, Michael Chong, Gerald Keddy, Gary Schellenberger and Joy Smith.
  • K. Kellie Leitch, Minster for Status of Women, voted against the Bill, as did all the Cabinet Ministers and all but one of the Parliamentary Secretaries who were present.
  • 17 VOTES. WE HAVE TO CHANGE THIS AROUND TO YES.  TALK TO YOUR MP.