TPP could cut off new restrictions to foreign investment, say trade lawyers

But government seen to retain ability to block trade over national security concerns.

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Canadian Space Agency members operate a version of a system used to train astronauts, Sept. 30, 2014. La Presse reported in June that the Canadian government blocked a foreign company from establishing a business in Canada, because the location of its proposed factory was too close to the headquarters of the CSA.
Peter Mazereeuw
Published: Wednesday, 12/16/2015 12:00 am EST
Last Updated: Tuesday, 01/05/2016 10:37 am EST

The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal could prevent Canada from making its foreign investment review law more restrictive to trade, unless the government invokes national security as the reason, say a pair of Canadian international trade lawyers.

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