'Wealthy countries like Canada have a global social responsibility to support innovation by protecting intellectual property, paying their fair share of the costs of innovation, and removing barriers to accessing or adopting innovation,' said one health policy expert.
Speakers at today's Hill Times event. From left: Chris Halyk, Louise Binder, Brett Skinner, moderator Ally Foster, Sarah Beech, and Jennifer Hamilton. The Hill Times Photograph by Sam Garcia
The debate over intellectual property rights in Canadian health care continues as the government holds public consultations on a major Pacific rim trade deal.
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Liberal MP Omar Alghabra is the ‘first parliamentary secretary to be tasked to exercise leadership in this area,’ according to the Prime Minister's Office, but unions say they haven’t heard from him yet.
'We will not accept a situation where we are not being given the information we are looking for,' says Transport Minister Marc Garneau of the deadly Jan. 8 plane crash in Iran that left 57 Canadians dead.
'They’ll probably disregard a lot, and, say, ‘Well, that was Andrew, I’m a different person, and I won’t have the same challenges that he had. My approach will be different,' says Conservative MP Stephanie Kusie.