Canada’s official position is that it is undecided on the TRIPS waiver petition. In the seven months since the petition was submitted, Canada has stalled by asking for examples of where the current system does not work, despite answers being repeatedly provided by waiver proponents and publicly available in WTO documents.
In a domestic context, Canada enacted sweeping federal legislation in March 2020 allowing the production of any product related to the fight against the pandemic, regardless of patent protection. It is this same type of comprehensive flexibility, urgently needed at a global level that is being debated and blocked by high-income countries within the WTO. Read our brief.
Over my long affiliation with Results Canada (15 years and counting) as a volunteer, a donor, and an on and off Executive Director, I’ve been fortunate to have many amazing moments as an advocate. Every day I feel lucky to be doing this work alongside so many people who inspire me. However, one day in particular stands out and I’ve grown to think of it as my favourite advocacy moment. Read Chris's blog.
Yesterday, the government announced an additional CAD$375 million towards the global pandemic response, which is part of a CAD$1.4 billion increase in international assistance over 5 years. Much of this CAD$1.4 billion is targeted for spending this year, meaning that Canada does not have a recovery plan for the world and is failing to take action to #StopTheDeadlyDivide. Read our statement.
COVID-19 has created the largest education disruption in history, with the number of out-of-school children growing substantially for the first time in decades. The urgency to act on education has never been greater. Join us for this webinar to learn (or re-learn!) how you can effectively use digital advocacy to #RaiseYourHand for education.
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