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Policy Analysis United States

US Pharmaceutical Patents: Who do they Benefit?

Around the world, August 4th was a day to remember. On that day, infamous ‘pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli was found guilty on three counts of fraud in a New York federal court. Shkreli became a household name in 2015 when his company, Turing Pharmaceuticals, bought Daraprim, a lifesaving drug used to treat toxoplasmosis. Overnight, Shkreli […]

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Canada Culture & Religion

The Impacts of Indigenous Language Loss

Aqilokoq: Snow that falls softly and gently, in Inuit. Cacahkinosew: In Cree, a grey and speckled trout. Etthen: The way a herd of caribou lights up the land, like stars in the sky, in Chipewyan. Each of these words originates from a language spoken for centuries by Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Together, they paint a picture […]

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World Politics & Affairs

UN Peacekeepers Implicated in Sexual Crimes and Violence

In times of crisis, the eyes of the world look to them to keep the peace; to protect those who are vulnerable; to stand with the victims of global conflict. They are the blue helmets: United Nations peacekeepers. The United Nations defines peacekeepers as “individuals that help countries torn by conflict create the conditions for […]