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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Bill C-474 defeated 178 to 98 in House of Commons

Bill C-474 was defeated by a vote of 178 to 98 this evening in the House of Commons.  The private member's bill, introduced by NDP MP and Agriculture Critic Alex Atamanenko, would have restricted the approval of GM-crops in Canada.  The government would have been required to review possible export implications before granting approval.  Without support from either the Conservatives or the Liberals, the bill was doomed in the vote.