Democracy is increasingly becoming a hyperbole in Canada…

The committee report represents a case of policy laundering with recommendations to ratify treaties that were not even discussed at committee. Yet should Canada reach agreement on CETA or the TPP, the committee report will presumably be used by the government to short-circuit further review on those treaties or to simply claim support for ratification on the basis on a committee recommendation that was secretly fabricated behind closed doors without any witness raising the issue during the public hearings.

Via Michael Geist – Industry Committee Report on Intellectual Property: A Case of Policy Laundering for CETA and TPP.

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