The official result is 153 to 136. The Prime Minister didn’t vote, because he’s in Europe. Justin Trudeau didn’t vote either. Elizabeth May, who had announced last week that she didn’t know how to vote on this, finally came down on the Nay side, as did Thomas Mulcair and Bob Rae.
So. The first hurdle (getting on the order paper for debate) is long past; the second hurdle (the debate process) has now been cleared. There are three more to go: introduction and passage in the Senate, and Royal Assent. Even those this is a bill with the force of the Tories behind it, the fact that it’s a private members’ bill means the Senate won’t have to be in a hurry to pass it, so no bets on whether Section 13 will be gone by the end of the year. However, you can add “against freer speech” to the Tory quiver of rhetorical arrows to fire at the Opposition, come the next election.
By the way, there was also an official vote count on a private member’s bill that got unanimous consent in passing: Bill C-311, which allows private consumers to bring in wine from another province without penalty.