Update – Ratifying and Implementing Trade and Investment Treaties in 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 the exclusive power to enact legislation to implement those treaties. As Canada continues to enter into such treaties, a number of…

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Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership Balanced for Canada’s Agricultural and Agri-Food Industry?

Aïcha L. Coulibaly Khamla Heminthavong Resources and Environment Section On 5 November 2015, the Government of New Zealand released the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP brings together 12 countries,[1] including Canada; in 2013 they accounted for over 35% [2] of the world’s gross domestic product. In 2014, Canada exported 65% of its agri-food production…