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Reply to Public Consultation on Canada's International Investment Agreements (FIPAs)

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Reply to Public Consultation on Canada's International Investment Agreements (FIPAs)

On August 14, 2018, the Canadian Minister of International Trade Diversification announced the launch of a public consultation on Canada’s foreign investment promotion and protection agreements (FIPAs).

The stated purpose of the consultation is to help the Government of Canada better reflect the views and interests of Canadians, industry and civil society, providing an opportunity for interested parties to have their say in improving rules and institutions that support the international trading system.

This commentary outlines IISD's reply to the consultation, building on IISD's innovative thinking on the elements of a progressive agenda on investment.