A private member’s bill that would have required a GM label to sell “any food that is genetically modified” was defeated in the House of Commons on Wednesday.
Quebec NDP MP Pierre-Luc Dusseault introduced the draft legislation (read the Bill C-291 here), with NDP agriculture critic Ruth Ellen Brosseau speaking in favour of it.
As is usually the case with private member’s bills, Bill C-291 was defeated, by a margin of 216-67. All NDP, Bloc and Green MPs, along with 22 Liberals, voted ‘yea.’ The majority of the Liberal caucus and all Conservative MPs voted against it.
Party breakdown in vote on mandatory GM labeling private member’s bill in the House of Commons yesterday. pic.twitter.com/Ej9uvvA08D
— Kelvin Heppner (@RealAg_Kelvin) May 18, 2017