Canada Research Chair in Globalization & Health Equity, Institute of Population Health , and Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine
This week, representatives from most of the world’s governments are meeting at a World Health Organization global conference in Uruguay to tackle the global pandemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
These NCDs are the chronic diseases — including cancers, cardiovascular diseases, …READ MORE
by Ronald Labonté, Arne Ruckert, and Ashley Schram, University of Ottawa
Now that the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been finally released, academics and policy wonks are busy assessing what it all means for the Canadian …READ MORE
With Ebola abating in the three most affected countries (Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea) there are now ex post reflections on what went wrong. There is much that did.
We can first ask why these countries were unable to deal …READ MORE
On February 22, trade ministers from the 12 countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement will meet in Singapore. Reaching a final signed agreement is unlikely, given U.S. Congressional resistance to ‘fast tracking’ President Obama’s authority to sign off on …READ MORE
An update to my November 2013 CIPS Blog post
It appears that Canada may be dropping its objections to many of the US TRIPS+ proposals on intellectual property rights. On the last day of the Singapore TPP meetings (December 10, …READ MORE
Our federal government seems hell-bent on signing as many new free trade and investment treaties as possible. We just completed one ‘in principle’ with the European Union (the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA); we finalized one with Honduras …READ MORE