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March 30, 2017

Controversial changes to drug patent and copyright rules required under Canada’s recent trade deals will have manageable side effects, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Patents, Copyright and Competition: Assessing the Impact of Trade Deals on Canada,” authors Daniel Schwanen and Aaron Jacobs review claims that strengthened protection for patents and copyright would result in a dramatic  increase in healthcare costs as well as  copyright payments, and provide some estimates of their own. 

Daniel Schwanen

Daniel Schwanen is an award-winning economist with a passion for international economic policy. He is spearheading Institute programs focused on the link between Canada’s international trade and investment policy and Canadians’ standards of living.