Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Senate vote on suspending Brazeau, Duffy and Wallin
Senator For Against Abstain Absent
Brazeau 50 29 13 7
Duffy 52 28 11 7
Wallin 52 27 12 7
Mike Duffy was one of the Senators absent today.
There is one less vote for the Duffy and Wallin suspensions because Patrick Brazaeu could no longer vote. Pamela Wallin abstained on her own suspension, which is why the number of votes against dropped one from the Duffy vote.
Only Liberal Senator I have heard that voted for the suspensions was Paul Massicotte. Apparently the Liberal Senators were told by their leadership to abstain but most of them did not and voted to against suspending the three.
Apparently the only Conservative Senator to vote against the suspensions was Hugh Segal. Conservative Senators Ruth, Wallace, Lang, Petit, Runciman and Meredith abstained. In total seven Conservative senators did not vote the party line.