Canada-Europe Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA)

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Leader of the Third Party.

MS MICHAEL: Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Leader of the Third Party.

MS MICHAEL: Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.

Mr. Speaker, the CETA deal extending the patent on drugs could cost this Province up to $20 million annually. British Columbia and Ontario already have federal government commitments for compensation for this increased cost.

 

The Canadian premiers meet this week in Niagara-on-the-Lake and NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) wants to know whether this province’s premier plans to stand up for healthcare.

 

As the clock ticks down on the signing of the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement with Europe, the premier should come clean with what this latest international trade agreement means for the people of the province, says NDP Innovation, Business and Rural Development critic Christopher MItchelmore (MHA, The Straits-White Bay North).

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says Premier Kathy Dunderdale has chosen an odd time to start publicly standing up for the province’s fishing industry against the demands of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.

 

NDP Fisheries and Aquaculture Critic Christopher Mitchelmore (MHA, The Straits-White Bay North) says the provincial government must be open and transparent on the implications for this province of Canada’s negotiations on the Canada European Trade Agreement.

 

NDP Fisheries and Aquaculture Critic Christopher Mitchelmore (MHA, The Straits-White Bay North) wants to know what effect the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement will have on this province’s fisheries.

 

Acting NDP Health Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John's Centre) called today on Health and Community Services Minister Susan Sullivan to take a stand to keep the cost of prescription drugs as low as possible.

 

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