Update – Ratifying and Implementing Trade and Investment Treaties in Canada

(Disponible en français : Mise à jour : Ratification et mise en œuvre des traités de commerce et d’investissement au Canada) Under Canada’s constitutional system, the conduct of foreign affairs is a royal prerogative power of the federal Crown. Consequently, the Executive Branch has the exclusive power to negotiate and conclude international treaties. Parliament has…

Canada-China Trade Agreement

Canada-China: Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement comes into force

Pascal Tremblay Economics, Resources and International Affairs Division 30 September 2014 (Disponible en français: Canada-Chine : L’accord sur la promotion et la protection des investissements entre en vigueur) Between 2003 and 2013, China’s direct investment in Canada increased from $216 million to $16.7 billion, while Canadian direct investment in China grew from $838 million to $4.9 billion.…