August 15, 2008

Melvin J. Howard responds back to the Government of Canada on our NAFTA claim

By Melvin J. Howard

As per the letter addressed to me by the Government of Canada dated July 24, 2008 as per Article 1118 of NAFTA to settle our claim through consultation. We have responded back to the Government of Canada via faxed letter on August 8, 2008 that we are prepared to sit down and meet on the subject matter. As I want our stakeholders to keep fully abreast of the proceeding matter. I intend on addressing this issue with both US Presidential Candidates. Why are there still trade barriers to American health care companies wanting to enter Canada? When indeed these services are being provided privately by Canadian practitioners. If after 90 days we have not heard back from the Government of Canada we will proceed to file for arbitration under NAFTA rules.