VAN HARTEN: Canada’s commitments to China were written in the legal equivalent of cement while China’s promises to Canada were written in sand
VAN HARTEN: Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement uses the lopsided process of investor-state arbitration to decide disputes that affect third parties and the public
GILL: Ottawa responds to a recent column by Troy Media contributor Gus Van Harten
VAN HARTEN: Harper’s “free trade” legacy one of special privileges for foreign-owned companies
But will the costs outweigh the benefits?
He was right to speak out on poverty, apartheid and the Iraq War, and he is right to speak out on the oil sands.
It is also a good way to find ways to fix the problem in future.
Canadian government rushes in where Europe fears to tread