'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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The 'biggest point of concern right now' is 'making sure that we keep those shipments of fresh vegetables and other commodities rolling in by truck across the border, truck or train,' says John Manley.
The number of lobbying files connected to COVID-19 has exploded in the last week, with 90 registrations for 55 organizations outlining plans to push federal officials on issues ranging from policy to funding.
In Canada, separate projects are underway that would combine phone location data with positive COVID-19 diagnoses to notify individuals about potential exposure in what their creators say are privacy-friendly ways.