Canada plays the capital-importing loser
From: Sold Down the Yangtze
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
impacts on taxpayers and voters, companies and workers,
fall more heavily on Canadians.
Gus Van Harten
As an expert in investment deals and international law, GUS VAN HARTEN is uniquely qualified to explain what the Canada-China agreement means for Canada. He is currently a professor at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, working previously as a tenured faculty member in the Department of Law at the London School of Economics in the United Kingdom. He has written over twenty academic studies on investment treaties, and has provided commentary to governments, international organizations, and media such as Bloomberg, the CBC, The Globe and Mail, the Guardian, and the Toronto Star. He lives in Burlington, Ontario.