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Brexit, Canada, & Foreign Direct Investment - It's About the EU More Than the UK

Although the UK has been the largest source of European Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Canada, as well as the largest destination for Canadian FDI in Europe, it is the rest of the continent that has seen the largest source growth in FDI over the last few decades. With the fallout from "Brexit" still unclear, what does this mean for Canada’s modern investment relationship with the larger European Union?

For more on the Institute’s analysis of Brexit, read the Intelligence Memos blog posts titled, “Canadian investments to the UK are critical, but don’t forget about the continent,” by Ben Dachis and Aaron Jacobs, as well as “Breaking up can be hard to do – Brexit and Canada’s Trade Interests,” by Dan Ciuriak.