German Television claims to have leaked CETA document
Not the full document, but 521 pages of it… will update with more details in a bit once I have had time to properly read it myself, but here is the PDF Format of that document at the original link http://www.tagesschau.de/wirtschaft/ceta-dokument-101.pdf
“Now-emerging details of the pact also show CETA is likely to spark more concern about procurement rules that limit the ability of federal, provincial and municipal governments in Canada to favour local companies on a wide range of construction, supply and service contracts. Dozens of local governments across the country have objected in recent years to being subjected to CETA’s procurement provisions.
And the leaked documents confirm Ottawa has agreed to new rules governing pharmaceutical patents that could eventually drive up the cost Canadians pay for prescription drugs by a total of $850 million or more annually.
“I think this final text shows us that we’ve had every reason to be concerned about procurement and investor-state and certainly other provisions of the deal,” said Brent Patterson, political director of the Council of Canadians.
“We’re not seeing anything here that would alleviate the profound concerns and criticisms that we have of this so-called deal.”
The leak “is really a first chance for the public to be able to scrutinize the deal the way we should have been given the right to do months or years ago,” Patterson said, adding that he expects to see increased opposition to CETA now that details are becoming available.
The Harper government has said CETA, by opening up the huge European market to Canadian business, will provide a long-term boost to Canada’s economy.”