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Does Canada’s rule of law protect us?

From: Sold Down the Yangtze


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’ reassurances about the threat

of Chinese lawsuits should be taken with a grain of salt.



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.