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ISBN: 9781459410725-15

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What do the treaties prohibit?

From: Sold Down the Yangtze

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The expansions of the treaties’ vague protections for foreign

investors have a corresponding impact on voters who want a

government to be able to change its policies, or on taxpayers

who want public money to be managed responsibly.

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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.