'What's There to Lose?' Procurement Policies and Investment Restrictions Under a Proposed Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

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Colin Scott


Canada and the European Union (EU) have recently concluded a fifth round of negotiations on an ambitious Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA). While both parties are anticipating an agreement to be reached sometime in 2011, this paper outlines two aspects of Canadian economic policy that cast doubt on whether the negotiations of such a comprehensive treaty will be successful. By examining the conflicting effects a CETA will
have on Canada's economic trade strategy, as well as how Canada's provinces will be affected by the inability to strategically use local favouritism in the areas of procurement and investment, this paper examines why it is unlikely that a CETA will be reached by 2011

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Colin Scott, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Colin Scott completed his MA in Political Science at Memorial University and is now a graduate student with the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research at the University of Guelph's Department of Psychology. His interests fall within the fields of applied political and cross-cultural psychology and Canadian and Latin American politics. His research includes experimental studies of multiculturalism and alternative immigrant integration policies, extremist political behaviour, and citizen security in the Americas. Colin works as a research and evaluation consultant in Ontario and Guatemala. His current research projects include an experimental study of threat and support for immigrant integration policies, and program evaluation and outcome measurement among non-government organizations in Guatemala.