Free Humanitarian Aid!

Diogenes's picture

Step right up folks! Free humanitarian aid right here! Help save Africa! Help end the scourge of AIDS. It won't cost you a penny, folks. Step right up. Sign here. Free Humanitarian aid!

Tell our elected Members of Parliament to relax the regulations on Canada's Patent Laws so that members of the Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association (CGPA), our very own version of Big Pharma, can sell their copycat drugs around the world without dealing with all that government red tape and without paying those outrageous 'patent protected' license fees.

Of course, this will all be for humanitarian purposes (nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more). We can help bring an end to AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.

Now we don't ask you for money to buy the life saving drugs. And the CGPA members are not actually donating any products or money towards this worthy cause.  The CGPA members Grandmothers Advocacy Network merely ask that Canadians help open up that market. All that is needed is to amend Canada's patent laws for humanitarian purposes.


Here is what they would like you to think...

Like its predecessor, Bill C-398 is an attempt to untie the knots in CAMR. The regime, which came into law under a Liberal government as part of a pledge to help the poor of Africa is so tangled in red tape that, in eight years of existence, it has been used to send just two batches of one generic drug to one country.

Seriously now...

This is pure poppycock.  The regulations worked back then, exactly like they were supposed to. The only ones whining about government red tape was Apotex, Canada largest drug company, and a private one, owned by one of Canada's 0.01% demographic.

The House of Commons are set to debate Bill C-398 next week. If C-398 is passed, it will change Canada's Patent laws so that one license to one country will mean any developing country. This is not explained very well anywhere.

Bill-398 is a sham. A slick lobby group that has a slick campaign. Free humanitarian aid anyone?


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