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“One of the Most Extraordinary Weeks in the History of Canada – U.S. Relationship”

U.S. Ambassador David Jacobson appeared on CTV’s Question Period on Sunday and characterized last week as “one of the most extraordinary weeks in the history of the relationship between the U.S. and Canada.” Asked to justify the statement, he identified four developments: the Detroit bridge, Bill C-11, TPP, and the border initiative. The inclusion of the copyright bill, a domestic Canadian legislative initiative, on the list is what is extraordinary. Later in the interview, when asked about supply management, he indicated that it is a domestic Canadian issue. Apparently the same is not true for Canadian copyright.

3 Comments

  1. David Collier-Brown says:

    Did you see Martha’s proposal to phase supply management out?
    It’s gotten a lot of attention lately, in all three Toronto newspapers, and might make negotiating with Australia (and the Excited States) easier…

    –dave (one of her former constituents) c-b

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/second-reading/politicians-need-courage-to-dismantle-supply-management/article4359234/

  2. Team America: World Police
    It shouldn’t come as a surprise as this is a purely US-driven piece of legislation. The only ones able to resist somewhat are the members of European Parliament. They can operate as a group.

    The US takes on countries One-on-One and of course the little guy loses.

    Japan’s new law is an all-time low; they must be desperate to get in TPP.

    Solution: get WIPO back where it belongs, and nullify any other IP arrangements for clarity’s sake.

  3. Someone actually claimed C11 was “a domestic Canadian legislative initiative”? They really have a low opinion of the electorate. Next there weill be a “domestic Canadian legislative initiative” to start paying taxes to the U.S.