'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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Peter Kent says Canada's campaign for a seat on the UN Security Council is a 'possible, even, likely motivation' for a vote supporting a pro-Palestine, anti-Israel resolution last month in the UN General Assembly.
The estimates include $44-million for Phoenix damages, $131.9-million towards reconciliation on Indigenous rights and fisheries issues, and $9.9-million for the Canadian Accessibility Standards Development Organization.