By Melvin J. Howard
During the 1999 WTO negotiations in Seattle, many people were upset and distraught by the closed door proceedings of international trade negotiations. I have been, some would argue fortunate, some could argue unfortunate, enough to be a part of closed door international trade negotiations. Those protesters had a right to be outraged. My experience of the closed door negotiations is filled with controversy, undisclosed conflicts of interest and blatant lies.
Over the course of the next several entries I will attempt to reveal my complete experience of this NAFTA Chapter 11 process. This experience is between Melvin J Howard, Centurion Health Corporation, and the Howard Family Trust as the Claimant and the Government of Canada as the Respondent. I will be candid and right to the point, transparent and open. Risk managers of companies will want to consider reading this prior to undertaking the NAFTA Chapter 11 process.