Canada
The Tyee | 1-Oct-2014
Trade treaty expert Van Harten lays out ways FIPA governments can ’disclose, monitor, and limit the harm done by this treaty.’
Epoch Times | 19-Sep-2014
Canada’s Conservative government is taking heat after Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s cabinet quietly ratified a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) with China after sitting on it for two years during which it was strongly criticized and protested.
Newsweek | 16-Sep-2014
Despite public outcry, Stephen Harper, Canada’s prime minister, ratified a controversial treaty on Friday that will allow China to sue Canada in secret tribunals to repeal Canadian laws that interfere with Chinese investments.
The Tyee | 12-Sep-2014
The survival of the new trade deal hammered out in secret between Canada and the European Union is threatened by opposed Green politicians in Germany’s most populated state, writes Andrea Rexer.
The Tyee | 29-Aug-2014
Latest version of trade deal leaves too much up to non-existent commission, lawyers say.
Reuters | 28-Aug-2014
EU lawmakers are threatening to block a multibillion-dollar trade pact between Canada and the European Union – a blueprint for a much bigger EU-US deal – because it would allow firms to sue governments if they breach the treaty.
S&D Group in the EP | 27-Aug-2014
The Socialist & Democrat Group in the European Parliament has always opposed the inclusion of the investor-state dispute settlement mechanism in CETA, says their president G. Pitella, and it will be up to the Parliament to decide whether or not to ratify the agreement.
ContreLaCour | 26-Aug-2014
Le chapitre relatif aux investissements, avec notamment la partie relative au mécanisme de règlement des différends Etat-investisseur, étant traduit, ContreLaCour s’attache en ce moment à la traduction du projet de Traité dans son ensemble.
Public Citizen | 23-Aug-2014
Pacific Rim Mining Corp., a Canadian-based multinational firm, sought to establish a massive gold mine using water-intensive cyanide ore processing in the basin of El Salvador’s largest river, Rio Lempa.
Le Monde | 17-Aug-2014
The most controversial provisions include the investor state dispute resolution mechanism (ISDS), an arbitral tribunal meant to settle disputes between governments and corporations.

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