Sold Down the Yangtze : Canada's Lopsided Investment Deal with China
Available in the Osgoode Hall Law School Library
In Sold Down the Yangtze, investment treaty expert Gus Van Harten offers a searing critique of Canada's 31-year investment deal with China, which could end up costing taxpayers billions of dollars. The Harper Government finalized the controversial Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement in September 2014. As a warning to Canadians, Van Harten describes how the agreement favours China and puts public money and democratic institutions at risk. He debunks the error-ridden claims of the agreement's promoters-from big-time media commentators to foreign investment lawyers to federal trade officials-who helped rush Canada into a long-term, lopsided deal. Van Harten also points to other massive "trade" and "investment" deals slated for Canada and beyond, and to the ominous power lying at the heart of them all. The thoroughly researched, rigorous argument of Sold Down the Yangtze broadcasts a troubling global trend, while offering hope and practical steps for a better, more informed future.
Banking and Finance Law | Comparative and Foreign Law
Van Harten, Gus, "Sold Down the Yangtze : Canada's Lopsided Investment Deal with China" (2015). Books. 270.