Gus Van Harten

Prime Minister Harper and Xi Jinping, FIPA

Harper OKs potentially unconstitutional China-Canada FIPA deal, coming into force October 1

It's official: Prime Minister Stephen Harper has approved the controversial Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) today. In a short, two-paragraph news...

Don’t be fooled by the spin on the Canada-China treaty

There's a lot of spin about the Canada-China investment treaty, but Canadians should not be fooled into the deal, says Gus Van Harten.

Canada needs more democratic debate about future of China relations, experts say

Canada is entering a brave new front in its relations with China, starting with a Canada-China foreign investment agreement pending domestic approval. Experts call for more democratic debate.
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