Federal Ag-Gag Style Bill Moves to Committee

On September 28th, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food delved into the study of Bill C-275, a federal ag-gag bill sponsored by Conservative Member of Parliament John Barlow. The bill targets individuals unlawfully entering properties with animals, aiming to protect against disease and toxic exposure risks. Originally introduced as Bill C-205, it faces opposition from organizations like Animal Justice, who argue that animal advocates and protesters have never caused disease outbreaks in Canada. The Committee plans to revisit the bill on October 5th to consider potential amendments before the final vote.