A motion asking the government to consider enshrining the concept of net neutrality into law passed unanimously in the House of Commons on Wednesday. The motion, introduced in the House by Liberal MP John Oliver, went through its first hour of debate in March without much resistance. By the end of its second and final hour of debate Wednesday, it was passed 277 in favour and zero against. \u201cIt now sits, in particular, with Minister Bains and Minister Joly,\u201d as they decide whether or not to adopt the will of Parliament, a spokesman in Oliver\u2019s office said in a phone interview. The motion asked the House to \u201ccall on the government to include net neutrality as a guiding principle of the upcoming Telecommunications Act and Broadcasting Act reviews in order to explore opportunities to further enshrine in legislation the principles of neutrality in the provision and carriage of all telecommunications services.\u201d The government announced its intentions to review the two pieces of legislation in the 2017 budget. A start date for the review has not yet been set. We \u201cdon\u2019t have any reason to believe why they would not include net neutrality as the guiding principle of those reviews,\u201d the spokesman said, adding his office has had conversations with Bains in which he \u201cvery much understood the importance of the principles that we were originally discussing.\u201d Bains congratulated Oliver on the motion\u2019s success Wednesday over Twitter Inc. 's social media platform.\u00a0\u201cCongratulations to my colleague who championed for an issue vital to our democracy, economy and society. M-168 has passed & our gov is committed to a free flow of content and information,\u201d he wrote. Also in March, the NDP announced its own motion that looks to force all government agencies and departments to operate on a framework that prioritizes digital rights and a protection of personal data.