The Rules of Trade and Investment

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Trade deals are almost impossibly complex, especially when it comes to the fine print. And for many people, the Investor State Dispute Settlement mechanism, or ISDS, would probably count as such. But with talk of NAFTA re-negotiations gaining steam, ISDS has become a hot topic. Roughly speaking, it allows companies to sue democratically-elected governments for making policy those companies say loses them money. The Agenda welcomes David Schneiderman, professor of constitutional law at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Law, to discuss this issue.
Episode:
Softwood Lumber Showdown; Canada's Costly Trade Disputes
Aired:
May 08, 2017