EU uses trade talks to pressure Canada on copyright laws

But a former trade official warns against major regulatory changes in negotiations.

Laura Payton
Published: Wednesday, 01/27/2010 12:00 am EST
Last Updated: Sunday, 10/28/2012 2:36 pm EDT

Canada's much-maligned intellectual property and copyright laws have been blasted in an internal European Union strategy document prepared for trade negotiations between the two sides. However, while the EU is hoping the talks will serve to pressure Canada into changing them, a former top Canadian trade official says trade discussions aren't the place to deal with major regulatory changes.

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