Global Access to Medicines: Will Canada Meet the Challenge? – A Submission to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology regarding Bill C-9, An Act to amend the Patent Act and the Food and Drugs Act

Bill C-9 is Canada’s legislation to implement the WTO General Council Decision of 30 August 2003. The bill, therefore, should fully reflect the flexibility that the WTO Decision creates for countries to use compulsory licensing to import cheaper, generic phramaceutical products.