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Private Member’s Bill
40th Parliament, 3rd Session
March 3, 2010 - March 26, 2011
Text of the Bill
Bill Reinstated
This bill has been reinstated from:
40th Parliament, 2nd Session
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An Act to amend the Patent Act (drugs for international humanitarian purposes) and to make a consequential amendment to another Act
Last Stage Completed
First Reading in the Senate (2011-03-10)
Progress: First Reading in the Senate
Further Reading
Reading List
  • Access to medicines in least developed countries a success without CAMR (Canada's Access to Medicines Regime) [Opinion]. Taylor, Wayne D. Hill Times, no. 1073:39, Jan. 31, 2011
  • Bill C-393 will save lives, end suffering (Opinion). Evans, Pat. Hill Times, no. 1078:8, Mar. 7, 2011
  • CAMR needs fixing [Bill C-393] : claims to the contrary "patently" untrue (Opinion). Elliott, Richard. Hill Times, no. 1078:14, Mar. 7, 2011
  • Generic medicines critical for AIDS treatment in low-and-middle-countries (Letter to Editor) [Bill C-393]. Elliot, Richard. Hill Times, no. 1075:8, Feb. 14, 2011
  • Medicines to Africa (Opinion): CAMR doesn't need 'fixing' [Bill C-393]. Lucas, Paul. Hill Times, no. 1077:44, Feb. 28, 2011
  • MPs should support Bill C-393 (Letter to Editor) : nursing student. Rae, Lisbie. Hill Times, no. 1075:11, Feb. 14, 2011
  • Saying No to drugs : whatever happened to Bill C-393 [drugs for international humanitarian purposes]?. Mathisen, Herb. This magazine, 45:7, July/Aug. 2011
  • Why Canada's "Access to Medicines Regime" can never succeed. Attaran, Amir. UNB law journal, 60:150-60, 2010
Party Press Releases
  • Aids-drugs-for-Africa bill survives fatal threat
  • Conservatives & Liberals gut bill to send drugs to Africa (NDP)
  • K'Naan, Stephen Lewis lend support to NDP's "Medicine for All" bill
  • NDP celebrate passing of “Medicine for All” Bill (NDP)
  • World AIDS Day choice: save lives or protect profits? (NDP)
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