The Canadian-EU trade agreement which could act as a Trojan horse for TTIP
These are crucial days for TTIP. The US-EU trade deal, which would legally enforce the privatisation of the NHS, is facing extraordinary levels of public protest on both sides of the Atlantic. But while opponents focus on the battle at hand, a separate Canadian trade deal could allow TTIP's worst abuses by the backdoor.
A report today by Pia Eberhardt, Blair Redlin and Cecile Toubeau warns that the deal, called Ceta, could allow US firms to launch investor state actions against European governments using subsidiaries in Canada.