Faith in the Investment Canada Act
From: Sold Down the Yangtze
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 Investment Canada Act is not nearly as powerful
a safeguard as was often claimed.
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.