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NAFTA - Chapter 11 - Investment

Cases Filed Against the Government of Canada

Albert Connolly v. Government of Canada


Mr. Albert Connolly, on behalf of Brownfields Holding, Inc., a mining enterprise registered in Atlanta, Georgia.


  • 1110 (Expropriation)

Damages claimed

The Investor does not specify an exact amount of damages.


Procedural history

Mr. Connolly served a Notice of Intent to Submit a Claim to Arbitration under NAFTA Chapter 11 on February 26, 2004. He has not filed a Notice of Arbitration and arbitration proceedings have not been initiated.

Factual overview and nature of the claim

Mr. Connolly, on behalf of Brownfields Holding, Inc., claimed a breach of NAFTA Article 1110 (Expropriation).  He alleged that Ontario, through the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (MNDM), did not provide statutory credit for a report entitled “Calcitic Marble Prospect, White Lake, Darling Twp, Ontario”. It is alleged that these actions by MNDM resulted in the forfeiture of the Claimant’s mining property known as claim site number 1184025.  The Claimant sought the return of the claim site plus credit for accumulated assessment work or, in the alternative, intended to claim damages in an unspecified amount for lost revenues.



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