Investor State Dispute Settlement

A Detriment to Canada?

  • Denis Sidlin MacEwan University


This presentation will argue that, contrary to the claims of those opposed to investor state dispute settlement such as the Canadian Council for Policy Alternatives, the Chapter 11 ISDS mechanism of NAFTA does not pose a substantial challenge to Canadian Governments in being able to regulate in the public interest. This claim will be primarily argued on a close examination of two particular ISDS cases, as well as a brief overview of other relevant claims which have been concluded under Chapter 11.


Faculty Mentor: John Soroski

Department: Political Science (Honours)