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Milos Barutciski and Matthew Kronby,

part two

From: Sold Down the Yangtze


The key claim in Barutciski and Kronby’s Globe and Mail article

was that the FIPA would benefit Canada.

When they made this claim, I suggest that Barutciski and

Kronby should have identified and addressed criticisms of the

deal: its lopsidedness, its allowances of secrecy, its transfer of

powers from judges to arbitrators, its risks for voters and taxpayers


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.