WIPO Development Agenda remains undeveloped

This Ars Technica by Nate Anderson includes:

Depending on what proposals are ultimately passed, the Development Agenda could have a significant impact on issues such as health care and the public domain in countries across the globe. It could also ensure that countries have some leeway in passing their own IP laws, rather than following WIPO decisions in lockstep. Finally, the Agenda would put much more emphasis on technology transfer and technical assistance designed to benefit up-and-coming countries who want to compete in the knowledge economy.

Whether the full General Assembly can come to more consensus than the PCDA remains to be seen. The September meeting will no doubt be contentious, as the EU and the US wield so much power and oppose many of the projected changes.

Where is Canada? Is Canada opposed to balance in WIPO like the EU and the US?

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Canada on development agenda

Hi Russell I'm writing a paper about Canada's position on the development agenda at WIPO. I'll send you a draft if you like. The basic argument is this, but the paper doesn't yet take into account the June meeting:
I will focus on three aspects of Canada’s participation in the debates on the development agenda. First, I will show that Canada at times diverged from the position of the Group B, staking out a middle ground between the “Friends of Development” position and that of the industrialized countries. Second, Canada’s attempts at agenda setting were interpreted on one hand as being constructive attempts to move a stalled discussion forward, and on the other hand as being an attempt to dilute and weaken the “Friends of Development” position. Third, Canada’s International Development Research Centre played a role in the discussions through their funding of research brought to the discussions by NGOs.