OTTAWA, May 30, 2002 ( – The Chretien Liberals’ stem-cell bill , C-56, passed second reading in the House of Commons on Tuesday as expected. According to the Ottawa Citizen, “the bulk of the opposition came from the Canadian Alliance and NDP benches.” Only three government MPs, Liberals Yanko Peric, Paul Steckle and Clifford Lincoln, voted against the proposed law, which paves the way for research on human embryos.  The so-called “assisted human reproduction” legislation won by a vote of 170-63 on Tuesday. The next step for the bill is for the Commons health committee to examine it and hear from additional witnesses, as early as next week.  To view the breakdown click on “Division 289” at: