CETA Implementation Bill Tabled In Canada

CETA, the problematic trade agreement between the EU and Canada, is in the ratification process in Canada. The 140 page bill has already caused some consternation because the changes to Canada’s intellectual property rules affect the costs of pharmaceuticals for Canadians and create new restrictions on the agricultural sector via geographical indications. The promise that the treaty wouldn’t affect domestic law, then, turns out to be bunk. While Bill C-30 is expected to sail through Parliament, it may run into trouble if any of the MPs bother to actually read it instead of falling for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s hype.

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