The Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs


Donald M. McRae

Donald M. McRae is Hyman Soloway Professor of Business and Trade Law at the University of Ottawa. He has been an Advisor to the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Canada and counsel for Canada in fisheries and boundary arbitrations.  During 1998 and 1999 he was Chief Negotiator for Canada for the Pacific Salmon Treaty, and was Agent and Counsel for Newfoundland and Labrador in the arbitration with Nova Scotia over the offshore resource boundary between the two provinces. Professor McRae has sat on dispute settlement panels under the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, the U.S.-Israel Free Trade Agreement, and NAFTA.  He has also advised both the Canadian and New Zealand governments on international trade law matters and appeared as counsel before WTO panels, the WTO Appellate Body and NAFTA Chapter 11 tribunals.  He is currently a member of a WTO panel in a dispute between the United States and India.  He has published widely on international law and international trade law and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Yearbook of International Law


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