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The trade specialists

From: Sold Down the Yangtze

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My point is that the federal government should

have put the competing claims about the FIPA to the test, in

public, by organizing a thorough and independent review. It

should have brought in experts from inside and outside of

Canada to assess the deal from different perspectives. Because

that didn’t happen, and there was no baseline of accurate

information, it was easier for promoters of the deal to spin the

FIPA.

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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.