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March 11th, 2010

New Democrat tables nanotechnology bill for the 21st century

Abstract:
Peter Julian, MP for Burnaby-New Westminster, today tabled Bill C-494 in the House of Commons that will include nanotechnology in the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, and require the Health and Environment Ministers to act.

"There is a need for public policy governed by the precautionary principle," said Julian. "We need a proper balance between protecting Canadians from potential harmful consequences and allowing us to reap the benefits of nanotechnologies. This Bill fulfills that need for sound legislative guidance."

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