|Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach had the responsibility to
cast the first vote for his Right to Vote at 16 Act on Wednesday
(From ParlVU feed)
Yesterday was vote day for a project that Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach had put some significant time and effort towards, with his Vote at 16 private members bill up for consideration of the House of Commons.
And as we noted in a follow up to our preview of yesterday, the day would end in a bit of disappointment for the enthusiastic supporter for lowering the voting age to 16, as the proposal was defeated in Second Reading by a vote of 77 Yeas, but a larger count on the Nay side of 246
The party had the strongest support from the NDP, Bloc and Green Parties as well as a smattering of Liberals.
However the numbers of that support did not come close to the contrarian views of the majority of Liberals and Conservatives.
The MP offered a short statement on the outcome yesterday through his social media feed, praising the work of those that joined him in the quest and noting of his disappointment with the governing Liberals.