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NEWS: C-474 loses key vote

A Canadian Biotechnology Action Network media release today reports that, “Last night, Conservative Members of Parliament voted down a motion to extend debate on (C-474).”

“The motion to extend the debate by 30 days was defeated by just 4 votes.”

CBAN and many groups including the Council of Canadians support C-474 and had called for the debate to be extended.

Bill C-474 would support farmers by requiring that “an analysis of potential harm to export markets be conducted before the sale of any new genetically engineered seed is permitted.”

The final vote on the C-474 in the House could be called within weeks. Liberal MPs are expected to vote against it and that the bill will be killed.