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BTC: Roll call

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Not that anyone’s currently around to hold a vote. Nor that there could be a vote—or at least one that could matter. But for those of you keeping score at home, here’s a breakdown of those MPs who’ve spoken publicly about the appointment of Dr. Morgentaler.

Links to other reported expressions of opinion are appreciated. This post will be updated. Bracketed letters denote party affiliation.

Pro – 33
Stephane Dion (L)
Marlene Jennings (L)
Olivia Chow (N)
Joe Comartin (N)
Irene Mathyssen (N)
Jack Layton (N)
Nicole Demers (B)
Charlie Angus (N)
Alex Atamanenko (N)
Catherine Bell (N)
Dennis Bevington (N)
Dawn Black (N)
Bill Blaikie (N)
Chris Charlton (N)
David Christopherson (N)
Jean Crowder (N)
Nathan Cullen (N)
Libby Davies (N)
Paul Dewar (N)
Yvon Godin (N)
Peter Julian (N) 
Wayne Marston (N) 
Pat Martin (N) 
Tony Martin (N) 
Brian Masse (N) 
Alexa McDonough (N) 
Thomas Mulcair (N) 
Peggy Nash (N) 
Penny Priddy (N) 
Denise Savoie (N) 
Bill Siksay (N) 
Judy Wasylycia-Leis (N)
Mark Eyking (L) 

Con – 26
Stephen Harper (C)
Bev Shipley (C)
Norm Doyle (C)
Brad Trost (C)
Ken Epp (C)
Art Hanger (C)
Andrew Scheer (C)
Maurice Vellacott (C)
Rod Bruinooge (C)
Paul Steckle (L)
Jeff Watson (C)
Jason Kenney (C)
Dave Van Kesteren (C)
Dan McTeague (L)
Rona Ambrose (C)
Carol Skelton (C)
Gerry Ritz (C)
Brian Pallister (C)
Mike Allen (C)
Robert Thibault (L)
Peter MacKay (C)
Bill Casey (I)
James Lunney (C)
Rob Moore (C)
Myron Thompson (C)
Leon Benoit (C)
Pierre Lemieux (C) 

Abstentions – 8
Peter Stoffer (N)
Scott Brison (L)
Rodger Cuzner (L)
Ralph Goodale (L)
Mark Holland (L)
Garth Turner (L)
Anthony Rota (L)
Glen Pearson (L) 

Update I. Added Van Kesteren, McTeague, Ambrose, Skelton, Ritz, Mathyssen and Layton. Am also reasonably informed that Mr. Kenney, appearing on Canada AM, denounced the appointment.

Update II. Added Nicole Demers.

Update III. Added Brian Pallister.

Update IV. As noted below, Jack Layton’s issued a formal statement, and on behalf of the NDP at that. So we’ll go ahead and add the entire New Democrat to this tally, as if this roll call were indeed wipped (and adjust if anyone breaks ranks). Meanwhile, Jason Kenney’s now given an interview to Lifesitenews.com and that link’s been added to his name above.

Update V. Added Mike Allen.

Update VI. Added Thibault, MacKay, Casey and comment from McDonough (see below). We’ll move Stoffer to the abstentions, alongside Scott Brison and Rodger Cuzner. And the Commons decision desk is going to consider Mark Eyking’s comments a qualified endorsement.

Meanwhile, James Lunney joins the no side.

Update VI. Rob Moore goes no.

Update VII. Added Myron Thompson, Leon Benoit and Pierre Lemieux to the no side. Sent a few e-mails around to MPs on the Liberal side and received abstentions from Mark Holland, Garth Turner, Glen Pearson, Ralph Goodale and Anthony Rota. Meanwhile, Maurice Vellacott is miffed that his nomination of Paul Henderson has been over-looked now three times.