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National Security with A Canadian Twist: The Investment Canada Act and the New National Security Review Test


  • Subrata Bhattacharjee

    () (Leading competition and foreign investment lawyers in Canada)


This year, Canada's federal government passed significant amendments to the Investment Canada Act (ICA), Canada's foreign investment law. This paper argues that, though the amendments generally liberalize important aspects of the country's foreign investment review regime, they also include a broadly worded national security test that allows the responsible Minister to review proposed investments in Canada on national security grounds.

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  • Subrata Bhattacharjee, 2009. "National Security with A Canadian Twist: The Investment Canada Act and the New National Security Review Test," Transnational Corporations Review, Ottawa United Learning Academy, vol. 1(4), pages 12-19, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:oul:tncr09:v:1:y:2009:i:4:p:12-19

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