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Canada's access to medicines regime: not a panacea to developing world

For those who say that intellectual property is a barrier to access in the developing world, I fundamentally disagree. IP is the cornerstone of research and discovery.

We as Canadians should be proud that Canada was one of the first countries to enact legislation that responds to the developing world's need for access to pharmaceuticals. Canada's Access to Medicines Regime was passed into law unanimously by Parliament in a spirit of compassion that reflects Canadian values and the values of the research-based pharmaceutical community. Our members wholeheartedly support the principles of this legislation as one of many tools to respond to the need for medicines in the developing world.

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Canada's access to medicines regime: not a panacea to developing world

For those who say that intellectual property is a barrier to access in the developing world, I fundamentally disagree. IP is the cornerstone of research and discovery.

We as Canadians should be proud that Canada was one of the first countries to enact legislation that responds to the developing world's need for access to pharmaceuticals. Canada's Access to Medicines Regime was passed into law unanimously by Parliament in a spirit of compassion that reflects Canadian values and the values of the research-based pharmaceutical community. Our members wholeheartedly support the principles of this legislation as one of many tools to respond to the need for medicines in the developing world.

  

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Monday, February 2, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Book of Negroes screening on Parliament Hill Jan. 27, 2015

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Copies of Lawrence Hill's book, Book of Negroes.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MPs Ray Boughen, Rob Clarke, John Barlow and Chris Warkentin.
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Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
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Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
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Aunjanue Ellis, star of Book of Negroes.

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