Category: COVID-19 & Vaccine Access

Watch the Global Vaccine Inequity: COVID-19 and Canada’s Access to Medicines Regime Webinar + with highlights

Event co-organized by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Canadian Trade Justice Network. This video has been edited. Speakers: Arianna Schouten, researcher, Knowledge Ecology International John R. Fulton, president, BioNiagara Richard Elliott, executive director, HIV Legal Network Global Vaccine Inequity: COVID-19 and Canada’s Access to Medicines Regime: Highlights “I think historians will look […]

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Register for upcoming webinar on global vaccine injustice

REGISTER HERE Date: June 28, 2020 Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm On May 11, a Canadian medical company, Biolyse, signed an agreement with the Bolivian government to manufacture and export patented COVID-19 vaccines if Canada grants them a compulsory licence. Biolyse’s efforts will once again test the capacity of Canada’s Access to Medicines Regime to respond to global […]

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Pour un accès universel aux vaccins contre la COVID-19

le « vaccin du peuple » En octobre 2020, l’Afrique du Sud et l’Inde ont fait une proposition conjointe visant à déroger temporairement à certaines obligations de l’Accord sur les aspects des droits de propriété intellectuelle qui touchent au commerce (ADPIC) de l’OMC jusqu’à ce que la situation d’urgence sanitaire soit réglée. Cette dérogation signifierait […]

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A vaccine vial labeled COVID-19 Vaccine, and the text Vaccines for All

Write your MP in support of a People’s Vaccine

The People’s Vaccine In October 2020, South Africa and India made a joint proposal to temporarily waive certain obligations under the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) until the COVID-19 emergency is over. The waiver would mean WTO member states would not have to grant or enforce patents and other intellectual […]

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TRIPS Waiver Factsheet

TRIPS Waiver Factsheet | May 2021 Follow the link to find a quick-glance, 101 factsheet on the proposal made by South Africa and India to temporarily waive certain World Trade Organization intellectual property rights to help bring an end to the global pandemic. Last updated on May 11th, 2021.    

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It’s time for Canada to support the WTO TRIPS waiver by Jesse Whattam

Published at The Monitor: https://monitormag.ca/articles/its-time-for-canada-to-support-the-wto-trips-waiver   It’s time for Canada to support the WTO TRIPS waiver Canada must help lower-income countries get control over COVID-19 vaccine technology Jesse Whattam On May 5th, the U.S. announced that it supports the WTO Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Right (TRIPS) waiver of intellectual property protections on COVID-19 vaccines.  […]

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Gloved hands drawing vaccine from a vial, text reads People before profits.

40+ CSO Open Letter: Canada must support global access to COVID-19 vaccines at the WTO

March 10, 2021 SENT VIA EMAIL The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada Re: Canada must support global access to COVID-19 vaccines at the WTO Dear Prime Minister, Since the beginning of the pandemic, world leaders have repeatedly spoken of the need for global solidarity to get us all through this […]

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Watch the “Monopolizing the Recovery- WTO-TRIPS Waiver” Webinar

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Trade Justice Network host a conversation with global experts on the Indian and South African governments’ proposal at the WTO for a waiver from certain intellectual property rights in the TRIPS agreement so that countries can confidently and affordably respond to the COVID-19 emergency. Special attention is paid […]

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Monopolizing The Vaccine Webinar- Registration Here!

Hear from global experts about the South African–Indian joint proposal to temporarily waive certain WTO intellectual property rights to help all countries respond to the COVID-19 emergency—and Canada’s disappointing opposition to the idea. Mustaqeem De Gama, Counsellor at the South African Mission in Geneva accredited to the WTO and UN. Sangeeta Shashikant, Legal Advisor and […]

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Letters from Civil Society: WTO Waiver from TRIPS around COVID-19 measures

At the World Trade Organization in October 2020, South Africa and India brought forth a proposal for a “Waiver from certain provisions of the Agreement on Trade- Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) for the prevention, containment, and treatment of COVID-19”. The government of Canada, along with other wealthy nations such as the U.S., […]

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