OPINION : Here's to ending NAFTA investor-state claims
Former Canadian diplomat who practices international trade law at Herman & Associates. He is also a senior fellow at the C.D. Howe Institute in Toronto.
With the NAFTA arbitration award against Canada in the controversial Clayton-Bilcon case finally being released - a mere $7-million - it seems timely to review these investor-state disputes and see where matters stand in the Canada-U.S. context.
Canada has been the most frequent target (i.e., respondent) in these NAFTA investor arbit...