April 22, 2010

Removing the mask of NAFTA Chapter 11

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.

Caveat emptor!