The Canadian Progressive: TPP and CETA will likely raise pharmaceutical costs in Canada, government admits

A Trudeau government official recently admitted that TPP and CETA will likely raise pharmaceutical costs in Canada. According to the official, it’s “correct” to suggest that the two trade deals “will likely increase the costs of drugs in Canada and we just don’t know how much”. The post TPP and CETA will likely raise pharmaceutical ...

The Ranting Canadian: Canadian provinces cooperate in order to save money

Canadian provinces cooperate in order to save money: Canada’s provincial and territorial premiers have worked out a deal to buy six generic drugs in bulk, which will save us an estimated $100 million. Imagine that, politicians from across the country working together for the common good! In today’s divided and dysfunctional Canada!  We need more ...

Trashy's World: Petty partisan politics…

…trumps good legislation most of the time in Harper’s government. And that is really too bad, especially in this case because this was a good Private Members Bill that should have passed. OTTAWA – The New Democrats’ efforts to help Canada send desperately needed medication overseas to people suffering with HIV/AIDS was defeated in the ...

Politics and its Discontents: Another Reason To Despise Harper And His Minions

Or maybe I just don’t understand the nuances of business and a right-wing mentality that will consign millions to early and unnecessary deaths. H/t Andre Picard Recommend this Post

Art Threat: News Remix: Mar 23 – April1, 2012 – A bricolage of (some of) last weeks news stories

Nairobi graffiti by artists Uhuru B, Swift, Smokilah and Bankslave Kenyan graffiti artists are painting the walls of Nairobi with reminders of government corruption. Executions are up in the Middle East – in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq and Yemen – as governments there continue their efforts to quell political turmoil. Malaysia is introducing a minimum ...