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Okanagan MPs split on studying when life begins

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Conservative Kelowna-Lake Country MP Ron Cannan (second from left) stands in the House of Commons Wednesday night, showing his support for a motion that would examine when life begins. The motion was defeated 203-91 (CBC)

Wednesday night, a motion to re-examine when life begins was voted down in the House of Commons.

Currently, the criminal code says a child becomes a human being when it has fully left its mother's body.

The motion to reconsider that was defeated 203 to 91.

Dan Albas, the Conservative member of parliament for Okanagan-Coquihalla, voted against the motion, alongside Kamloops-Thompson MP Cathy McLeod, and Kootenay Columbia MP, David Wilkes.

But Ron Cannon, the MP for Kelowna Lake Country, and Colin Mayes, from Okanagan Shuswap both supported the motion.

Dan Albas explains to Daybreak host Chris Walker why he voted the way he did, and how conservations on the issue have strained his friendships.
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