Bill C-393: Key features and compliance with Canada’s WTO obligations (March 2011)

It has been incorrectly suggested that Bill C-393’s “one-licence solution” does not comply with Canada’s WTO obligations. Complementing the Legal Network’s earlier brief, this document outlines in summary form the key issues and the provisions of WTO law that permit Canada to simplify the current CAMR as proposed by Bill C-393, while complying with its legal obligations as a WTO Member – and in some instances, making CAMR even more consistent with TRIPS by taking advantage of explicit flexibilities not currently reflected in CAMR.