Bill C-474 Final Vote on Wednesday February 9th!
Take Action! Watch the Video! Watch the debate! Its a Bill C-474 Bonanza!
Watch and Share the new You Tube Video on Bill C-474 and GE food made by a community in Toronto: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DH9NwvrVh3U
Bill C-474 would support Canadian 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.” If the Bill is passed it would stop GE wheat and GE alfalfa.
You can take action before Feb 9 that will make a difference. Over 15,000 people have taken one or more of these action. Join the club:
1. Write your Member of Parliament one last time to ask them to vote for Bill C-474 on Feb 9th, ask them to participate in the debate on Feb 8th. Send a letter from: http://www.cban.ca/474action 2. The Liberal Party must support the Bill! If your Conservative MP has given you the cold-shoulder try the Liberals instantly from:
3. Call your MP on Monday, Tuesday or even Wednesday! You can search for your MP’s Ottawa office phone number at www.parl.gc.ca 4. Circulate the below action alert to your friends.
You can watch the Tuesday night debate and the Wednesday vote live from www.parl.gc.ca
Debate: The debate will be up to 5 hours and will start at around 6:30PM.
Final Vote: Bill C-474 will be one of many votes beginning at 5:30PM.
TAKE ACTION BEFORE FEBRUARY 9, 2011! – Support Bill C-474 – Final Vote, Farmers First!
Write your Member of Parliament instantly from http://www.cban.ca/474action
Bill C-474 is a one line Private Members Bill that would support Canadian 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 Bill is a critical opportunity to stop dangerous GE crops. If the Bill is passed it would stop GE wheat and GE alfalfa. It has spurred the first real debate in Parliament over the impacts of GE crops. The Bill was introduced by Alex Atamanenko, the NDP Agriculture Critic and MP for British Columbia Southern Interior. For more information on the Bill see http://www.cban.ca/474
1. Write to your Member of Parliament one last time to ask them to vote for Bill C-474 on Wednesday, and ask them to participate in the debate on Feb 8! Tell them you will be watching.
2. Write the Liberals instantly from http://www.cban.ca/liberalact474 The Liberal Agriculture critic said he will vote against the Bill but many other Liberal MPs are ready to support Bill C-474. The NDP and Bloc already support the Bill, and most Conservatives oppose.
[This action alert was issued by the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network http:www.cban.ca/474]
Lucy Sharratt, Coordinator
Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) Collaborative Campaigning for Food Sovereignty and Environmental Justice
431 Gilmour Street, Second Floor
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K2P 0R5
Phone: 613 241 2267 ext. 25
Fax: 613 241 2506
Please Note: our new phone extension is 25!