Canada’s justice system has a standing crisis that is the overrepresentation of Indigenous peoples that are incarcerated. However, for Indigenous women, this problem is a unique one. Indigenous women are the fastest-growing prison demographic in Canada, surpassing rates of Indigenous … Continue reading
The Sino-Indian border dispute being at a standstill, the two rising nations are now competing not through violence, but by asserting their power through international influence, such as through vaccine diplomacy. While there are humanitarian and altruistic purposes involved, the political ambition behind the campaign of exporting COVID-19 vaccines to neighbouring countries is worth discussing.
These discoveries stand as a stark reminder to non-Indigenous people that the country known as ‘Canada’ is not only built upon the genocide of Indigenous peoples, but that this extends to Indigenous children in these residential schools.
In Canada, 1/3 of menstruators under 25 have struggled to pay for period products. Along with many other countries, the Canadian government has not recognized these fundamental necessities as such. This is evident through the federal government's luxury of 1991, also known as the “pink tax” which treated sanitary products as luxury items rather than necessities. This tax points to the gender inequality at play; through this tax, not only were period products made inaccessible, but Canada racked in $37 million from menstruators. It was not until 2015, which is when the #notaxontampons campaigns occured, that it was removed.
Through a developmental lens, the UAE’s forward-thinking leadership subverts orientalist depictions of the Middle East, bound by the West’s artificially constructed binary between the "rational" West (us) versus the "irrational" East (them).
While RCTs certainly can be useful tools for informing development research, researchers should take more time to consider the ethical concerns associated with such experiments and ask whether an RCT is always the best way to learn something.
Vaccine passports will exacerbate existing inequalities caused by globalization: allowing the rich to accelerate a return to their accustomed freedom of movement while the poor are physically and economically restricted, with limited access to the COVID-19 vaccine
The Japanese government plans to release the tritium-tainted water into the Pacific Ocean in small amounts over the next 30 years. However, the plan has received an overflowing of criticism from Japanese citizens and those abroad.
While the nation has implemented various restrictions targeting the spread of the virus from within, from the very beginning, restricting travel has been one of Canada’s main focuses in tackling this deadly disease.
Brazil has two of the largest vaccine production factories in Latin America, and is known worldwide for its strong immunization programs. They have, however, been struggling to coordinate a federal immunization campaign.