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Federal Court ruling sparks renewed criticism of NAFTA investor-state dispute resolution

Monday, May 07, 2018 @ 6:41 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

A Federal Court ruling in favour of an American company that is seeking millions in damages from Canada has prompted environmental groups to renew their calls for Ottawa to push to scrap the NAFTA Chapter 11 investor-state dispute resolution system during the ongoing free trade renegotiations with the United States and Mexico.

So far, the federal government has not said whether it plans to appeal the May 2 judgment of Federal Court Justice Anne Mactavish in A.G. Canada v. Clayton et al. 2018 FC 436 —...