Possible conflicts over Canadian jobs,
health, and the environment
From: Sold Down the Yangtze
not all Chinese investment in Canada is objectionable.
Yet, for many Canadians, it seems possible that Chinese
investment will undermine their priorities when it comes
to jobs, health, or the environment.Whatever the future holds,
one thing is sure. The FIPA gives Chinese investors a powerful
new tool to get their way.
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.