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on November 9, 2015 in World News

Balsillie fears TPP could cost Canada billions and become worst-ever policy move

Balsillie fears TPP could cost Canada billions and become worst-ever policy move By Andy Blatchford — Nov 8 2015 OTTAWA – Jim Balsillie warns that provisions tucked into the Trans-Pacific Partnership could cost Canada hundreds of billions of dollars — and eventually make signing it the worst public policy decision in the country’s history. After poring over the treaty’s final text, the businessman who helped build Research In Motion into a $20-billion global player said the deal contains “troubling” rules on intellectual property that threaten to make Canada a “permanent underclass” in the economy of selling ideas. Last month, in… View Article

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