I ask that question because I also know that in the side agreement on the environment, both parties—Canada and Jordan—commit themselves not only to complying with their domestic environmental legislation as it currently stands, but also to not weakening but in fact strengthening their environmental laws, providing proceedings for a remedy, increasing public awareness, and ensuring that there are environmental impact assessments. It sounds as though by engaging with Jordan we're actually strengthening their environmental provisions and empowering them to raise their standards. Wouldn't that be an expectation of this agreement? If that were the case, then giving companies an opportunity to come along and challenge those increased standards would be inconsistent with the agreement.
On March 29th, 2012. See this statement in context.