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Patenting of Living Organisms

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Date
2001 July 4-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 23
Date
2001 July 4-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 23
Mover
Dr. David Gould
Seconder
Mrs. Anne Cruickshank
Prologue
That this Synod urges the Federal Government of Canada to resist any changes to the Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) agreement that will further restrict the right of national legislatures to place limits on the patentability of living organisms, including plant materials, believing that such limits are essential to the ability of developing nations to protect and maintain control over the genetic resources through which their populations may become self sufficient and upon which their economic futures depend.
Amendment
The mover and seconder agreed to change the words "urges" to "urge" and the word "resist" to "oppose".
The amended resolution now read --
Text
That this Synod urge the Federal Government of Canada to oppose any changes to the Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement that will further restrict the right of national legislatures to place limits on the patentability of living organisms, including plant materials, believing that such limits are essential to the ability of developing nations to protect and maintain control over the genetic resources through which their populations may become self sufficient and upon which their economic futures depend.
The amended resolution was then put and CARRIED Act 23
Subjects
Patents - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Ecology - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Plants, Protection of
Biotechnology - Moral and ethical aspects
Agricultural biotechnology - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)
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