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2016-11-21 18:12 House intervention / intervention en chambre

European Union, Government bills, Second reading, Trade agreements,

Accords commerciaux, Deuxième lecture, Union européenne

Madam Speaker, I certainly appreciate the concerns that have been brought up about the investor-state dispute resolution systems that are being proposed.

As the member for Fleetwood—Port Kells said earlier, it is really important that we have some kind of mechanism in place. We cannot have a situation where people come to invest, the rules change mid-game, and there is no option to continue. It is important that there is something, and I think this is one of the more progressive things I have seen in this type of thing.

If we read the text of CETA, it talks a great deal about finding compromise and mediation, and looking for solutions before getting to a court process. That is a good model to follow.

Madame la Présidente, je comprends les préoccupations qui ont été soulevées concernant les dispositions relatives au règlement des différends entre investisseurs et États qui sont proposées.

Comme le député de Fleetwood—Port Kells l'a dit plus tôt, il est très important de mettre en place un mécanisme à cet effet. La situation serait intenable si les investisseurs risquaient de voir les règles changer en cours de route, sans possibilité de continuer. Il est important de prévoir des dispositions. Celles qui ont été incluses comptent parmi les plus progressistes que j'ai vues dans ce genre d'accord.

À la lecture du texte de l'Accord économique et commercial global, on constate qu'on y préconise le compromis, la médiation et la recherche de solutions avant de recourir au tribunal. C'est un bon modèle à suivre.

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