Milos Barutciski and Matthew Kronby,
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.