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Osgoode law professor will outline flaws in Canada’s investment treaty with China, explain why the CETA and TPP have provoked a major controversy in Europe and the United States

Gus Van HartenOn June 22, Osgoode law professor Gus Van Harten will explain why Canadians should be concerned about the Canada-Europe Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and the pseudo-courts at the heart of these agreements. He will outline findings from his detailed study of how Canadians were misled about the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) with China, how the 31-year FIPA favours China in striking ways, and how the FIPA’s system of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) may cost Canadian taxpayers billions of dollars. He will emphasize flaws in the FIPA that should not be repeated in the CETA and TPP.

Date: Monday, June 22, 2015
Time: 11 :00 a.m.
Place: Charles Lynch Room, 130-S, Centre Block