Contrary to reports that Canada will be signing the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement this weekend, that may not be the case. I asked the Department of Foreign Affairs for an update and received the following statement:
Canada has demonstrated our commitment to working with the international community to develop effective tools to protect and enforce intellectual property rights. Canada is one of 36 countries that participated in the negotiations leading to the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. We are currently working to complete the processes necessary to prepare for signing the ACTA.
Canada clearly intends to sign ACTA, but perhaps not this weekend.
Update: Minister Ed Fast has issued a release that he is visiting Japan this weekend to sign some international trade agreements. That sure sounds like Canada will be signing this weekend after all.