Private member’s bill C-571, which sought to amend the Meat Inspection Act and the Safe Food for Canadians Act, was defeated in the House of Commons May 14th, with 102 votes in favour and 155 against.
Introduced by NDP MP Alex Atamanenko of British Columbia Southern Interior, the bill was intended to place restrictions on the slaughter of horses for human consumption.
The bill was strongly supported by the Liberal and New Democratic parties, with all but two Conservatives voting against.
Get more information on the bill and details on the voting here.
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