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OPINION : Here's to ending NAFTA investor-state claims

Mar 04, 2019 - The Globe and Mail (Canada)

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...