According to The Globe and Mail, the U.S. has put Canada on a special watch list as part of its annual report on intellectual property rights. We share this honour with such illustrious nations as Ukraine, Belize, Latvia, Lithuania, Taiwan and Thailand.
“It is imperative that Canada improve its enforcement system so that it can stop the extensive trade in counterfeit and pirated products, as well as curb the amount of transshipped and transiting goods in Canada,” according to the report by the office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
The report also urged Canada to pass legislation to give its customs officers greater power to seize suspected pirated and counterfeit goods.
Welcome to the Axis of Piracy, folks.