GM bill defeated

Parliament of Canada

A private members Bill C-291 introduced by Pierre-Luc Dusseault an NDP MP for the riding of Sherbrooke, Quebec to require mandatory labeling of genetically modified (GM) foods in Canada was defeated in the House of Commons on May 17.


The Bill sought to amend the Food and Drugs Act to state that "No person shall sell any food that is genetically modified unless its label contains information ... to prevent the purchaser or the consumer of the food from being deceived or misled in respect of its composition."


The majority of Liberal and Conservative MPs voted against, with the tally of the vote being: 67 yeas and 216 nays. 

Publish date: 
Friday, May 19, 2017

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