I recall that I've recommended articles by George Monbiot at least twice before, and do so again today. He's not right all the time, of course, but just occassionally connects nail with hammer. If you haven't already done so, I recommend you read his piece in the Guardian on the successor to TTIP.
The innocent seeming Canadian trade deal is nothing of the sort. It opens us to any US headquartered global corporation with an office in Canada riding roughshod over Parliament, democracy and law. It enshrines the legal right of global corporations to make profits anywhere in the EU, blocks national states from measures that prevent this, and hands legal jurisdiction to a new 'international tribunal' - run in effect, no doubt, by those same global corporations.
We must reject it of course - throw it out, renegotiate it, repudiate it, legislate against it. Whatever it takes.
Monbiot is right in that we will see more and more of this type of trade deal sponsored by the global corporates. They battle for market share and grow by takeovers and mergers across the globe, seeking to establish a hegemony, an oligolopy, that makes slaves of us all. We must fight and we must win.
As Monbiot writes, "When you are told that the price of liberty is eternal vigilance, this
is what it means. This struggle will continue throughout your life. We
have to succeed every time; they have to succeed only once. Never drop
your guard. Never let them win."
Amen to that.