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Provinces Express Concern Over Impact of CETA IP Provisions

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Monday June 04, 2012
The Canadian Press reports that several provinces have written to the federal government to express concern over the Canada - EU Trade Agreement intellectual property provisions and the potential increase in drug costs that may result. The provinces are demanding compensation of Canada caves to EU demands on drug patents.
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Spike said:

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Provinces with common sense? There may be hope for Canada yet...
June 05, 2012

Byte said:

Is everyone missing the point here?
What is actually happening is that the provinces demand compensation from the Federal government for the in-fact patent term extension.

But where does that come from? Does it really matter that it comes out of your Federal income tax rather than your provincial income tax?

Point is that Canadian society as a whole will pay more, way more.
June 07, 2012

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