|Is there a single product you use that you’d be happy to pay 5,000% more for? What if it was for something your life depended on?
When American ‘pharmabro’ Martin Shkreli used medicine patent laws last year to raise the price of Daraprim — a drug used to treat parasitic infections in AIDS patients — from $13.50 to $750 per pill, the outrage went international.1
What does this have to do with the web? The TPP’s Intellectual Property laws, which threaten everything from the open Internet to art and medicine, are setting Canadians up for this kind of outrageous exploitation.2 But we have a huge opportunity to change this right now.
There are less than 48 hours left to take part in a crucial government consultation that could decide whether or not Canada agrees to the TPP. Make your voice heard now with our handy tool.
You probably already know that the TPP would censor the web and erode your democratic rights. But this example shows just how much influence unaccountable lobbyists had in negotiating the TPP.
It’s pretty clear: allowing Canadians to be price-gouged for medicines that are often the only treatment to some diseases has zero benefit for ordinary people, but huge potential big business profits.
That’s why all sorts of huge companies lobbied hard for the TPP. Meanwhile, ordinary Canadians like you and me weren’t even consulted.
The government has finally given us a real consultation on the TPP. And you can let them know exactly where you stand with our new tool.
It’s so crucial for us to speak up together. If we don’t, it will be all too easy for the government to ram this deal through without your consent.
And when you make your comment, it goes straight to your MP as well, so you can let them know exactly where you stand.
An amazing 23,156 OpenMedia supporters have already sent their messages, but your name is still missing. Can you take 60 seconds right now to add your voice?
Thanks for everything that you do.
Victoria at OpenMedia
P.S. There’s no time to delay – the consultation closes at 11:59 pm EDT on Monday October 31st. Let’s show them we won’t be ignored. Have your say at LetsTalkTPP.ca.