WEDNESDAY'S VOTE ON BILL C-225:
It is with great disappointment that we report that Cassie and Molly's Law was voted down in the House of Commons Wednesday night and Bill C-225 is now considered "dead".
The final vote was 209 nays to 76 votes in support of sending the Bill to the committee stage to be studied and revised. The entire Liberal, NDP and Bloc parties voted against the bill, as did three Conservative Party members, including CPC leadership candidate Michael Chong.
MOLLY'S LIFE MATTERS
Jeff Durham, Nancy Kaake and MP Cathay Wagantall have all worked tirelessly to see justice served for Molly and for all of the thousands of pregnant Canadian women and their pre-born children who are victims of crime in this nation every year. Although not the result we had wanted or expected, their hard work has ensured that Molly will be remembered by many. We are so proud of all that their labours have accomplished and know that we are so much closer to achieving legislation to protect unborn victims of crime in Canada because of them.
Jeff, Nancy, and Cathy; we thank you. Molly matters to us.
LESSONS WE CAN LEARN FROM C-225:
Our government has rejected the opportunity to protect women during pregnancy and has refused to acknowledge that the loss of the smallest members of Canadian families are both deeply felt and recognized. Most tragically, they have denied the possibility of justice being served when two lives are lost in the commission of a crime.
However, the support that Bill C-225 raised from all across the nation shows us that Canadians are ready to fight for the protection of our most vulnerable citizens.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
1) Thank the Molly Matters team:
We encourage each of you to send a message of thanks, support, and sympathy to Jeff Durham & Nancy Kaake by posting on the Molly Matters Facebook page.
Please also take a moment to thank MP Cathay Wagantall who has championed this private member's bill with such excellence and grace. Contact Ms. Wagantall through e-mail or by tweeting her @cathayw.
2) Speak to your MP about their vote:
Your Member of Parliament's job is to represent you in the House of Commons. Did your MP vote to support Bill C-225 as you asked them to? We encourage you to see how your MP voted and to contact them regarding their vote (respectfully).
Click here to find your MP by postal code.
Click here to see how your Member of Parliament voted on Bill C-225.
3) Stay involved / We need your help!!
We are so deeply grateful for every single action you have taken with us in fighting to recognize pre-born victims of crime. This bill has made it more clear than ever before that Canada needs pro-life, righteous leaders to be elected in order for pro-life, righteous legislation to be implemented.
Please invite your friends and social networks to sign up to receive MY Canada's National Updates and follow us on social media; We work hard to keep you updated on the various actions and trainings you can take part in in order to be a voice for righteousness in Canada.
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Together we are strong; We need you on our team!!
Thank you for continuing to work with us to keep Canada strong for generations to come.