Ontario government wants drug patents taken out of Canada-EU deal
Stuart Trew, rabble.ca | May 14, 2013
. . . “Ontario has asked the federal government to refrain from making changes to the pharmaceutical patent regime that impose additional financial costs on Ontario or that would negatively impact our province’s economy.” . . .
The truth is there is absolutely no reason for Canada to agree to the intellectual property rights changes the EU is seeking, which are estimated to add between $1 and $3 billion annually to the cost of brand-name drugs in Canada. . . .