Judge Throws Out Hupacasath First Nation’s Legal Challenge to Canada-China Investment Treaty

A federal court justice has rejected the legal challenge of a Vancouver Island First Nation to stop the Canada-China free trade deal, saying that the group did not make a case for consultation.

Hupacasath First Nation did not establish that Canada should have consulted and accommodated them prior to ratifying the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement with China, ruled Chief Justice Paul Crampton.

“The potential adverse impacts … are nonappreciable and speculative in nature. I also find that HFN has not established the requisite causal link between those alleged potential adverse impacts and the CCFIPPA,” Chief Justice Paul Crampton noted in his ruling on August 26.

Read more athttp://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/08/30/judge-throws-out-hupacasath-first-nations-legal-challenge-canada-china-investment-treaty

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