An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (mandatory labelling for genetically modified foods)

This bill was last introduced in the 38th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in November 2005.


Judy Wasylycia-Leis  NDP

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Not active, as of Dec. 13, 2004
(This bill did not become law.)


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Food and Drugs ActRoutine Proceedings

December 13th, 2004 / 3:15 p.m.
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Judy Wasylycia-Leis NDP Winnipeg North, MB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-317, an act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (mandatory labelling for genetically modified foods).

Mr. Speaker, this bill flows from numerous attempts before me to introduce mandatory labelling legislation, vis-à-vis genetically modified foods, in the House. It also flows from the government's continued refusal to act on the express concerns of Canadians about the rapid entry of GM organisms into the marketplace.

It basically states that our knowledge of the impacts of genetic modification is far from complete and that mandatory labelling to identify and trace these items is the only way, at this time, we can know for certain that safety is verified.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)