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Sold Down the Yangtze

Canada's lopsided investment deal with China

When legal experts finally saw the terms of the investment deal Canada had signed with China, they could hardly believe what their eyes. The deal was unprecedented — Canada had never given … 368 View
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Preface

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Outline of how Van Harten will approach his analysis of the FIPA and what is wrong with the deal for both Canadians and Chinese people 6 $0.60 Add
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A Prime Minister bends the knee

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How the Harper Governments association with China lef to the FIPA which favours China’s agenda and disregards economc and democratic priorities of Canada 9 $0.90 Add
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Protecting Canadian investors, with a catch

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The FIPA does provide stronger protection for Canadian investors in China but here Van Harten outlines why they are not strong protections 6 $0.60 Add
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China can keep its discriminatory laws

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Outlines the lopsided nature of the FIPA regarding the fact that China has more law in place against foreign investment than Canada does. 9 $0.90 Add
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Canada plays the capital-importing loser

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Canadians assume more of the risk and constraints because Chinese companies own more in Canada, making Canada the capitalimporter in the relationship. By implication, the FIPA’s negative … 12 $1.20 Add
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The magical FIPA: attracting Chinese investment without any environmental impact!

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It is especially telling that the government, in its environmental assessment of the China FIPA, discounted entirely the possibility of environmental impacts of new Chinese investment in Canada. … 9 $0.90 Add
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Market access for Chinese investors, but

not for Canadian investors

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Chinese companies have a general right in the FIPA to buy into Canada’s economy, which is then subject to limitations in some cases. On the other hand, Canadian investors have no general … 11 $1.10 Add
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Faith in the Investment Canada Act

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It is true that the FIPA has a carve-out for the Investment Canada Act. This carve-out lets the federal government block specific Chinese takeovers of Canadian companies. On the other hand, the … 9 $0.90 Add
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Possible conflicts over Canadian jobs,

health, and the environment

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not all Chinese investment in Canada is objectionable. Yet, for many Canadians, it seems possible that Chinese investment will undermine their priorities when it comes to jobs, health, or the … 9 $0.90 Add
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The special status of Chinese investors

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under the FIPA, Chinese investors now have a power to sidestep Canada’s legal system by starting a lawsuit under the FIPA. Or, they can go to the courts in Canada to attempt to strike down … 9 $0.90 Add
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Does Canada’s rule of law protect us?

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By analyzing the number of investment lawsuits by country Canada has been a much more inviting target for foreign investor lawsuits, regardless of the rule of law. The FIPA promoters’ … 7 $0.70 Add
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The explosion of foreign investor lawsuits

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overview of the history of foreign investor lawsuits and how FIPA has accelerated them 9 $0.90 Add