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Developing a Progressive Agenda for Reform of International Investment Law: Canadian perspectives

On June 13, 2018, IISD hosted an interactive expert meeting in Ottawa, Canada, to assess and articulate Canadian perspectives—including government, civil society and academia—on a progressive agenda on investment.

Participating experts discussed global developments in international investment negotiations and disputes, as well as challenges and opportunities facing the Government of Canada in developing a progressive agenda on investment.

The meeting provided an opportunity for government officials and other stakeholders to engage on investment law and policy issues, particularly in the context of the Government of Canada's upcoming consultation and potential revision of the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) model.

Throughout the meeting, several ideas were posited by different participants as proposed solutions to the various problems identified in investment treaties and investor–state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanisms. This report presents some of the main points that emerged from the contributions of the various stakeholders.