Rana Plaza Factory Collapse, and interactions with Joe Fresh, Loblaws

In Bangledesh, 2013 the Rana Plaza factory collapsed killing 1129 people and, injuring 2500(+) more .  The building housed a bank, many small shops, apartments, and clothing factory's. Days leading up to the collapse, the banks and shops closed upon noticing that the building had cracks appearing; but the factory workers were ordered to continue …

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Rana Plaza Disaster Highlights Grim Conditions of Bangladesh’s Garment Factory Industry

On April 24th, 2013, Rana Plaza in Dhaka, Bangladesh crumbled to the ground, killing over 1,100 people and injuring approximately 2,500. The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association president confirmed that 3,639 workers were in the building at the time of the collapse. (Siddiqui, 2014). The eight-story building housed local shops, a bank, and several …

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Critical Analysis: Valeant Pharmaceuticals Exposed

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., located in Quebec have been under tremendous public and scrutiny since hiking the prices of two lifesaving medications. These medications are Isuprel or Isoprenaline and Nitropress (CBC, 2015). Valeant purchased the rights to these two medication in February of 2015 from Marathon Pharmaceuticals. It was not until Valeant got its hands …

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The Rana Plaza Tragedy

On Wednesday April 24th, 2013, tragedy struck the country of Bangladesh.   Considered one of the deadliest garment-factory accidents in history (Fairchild, 2013), the Rana Plaza, in the district of Dhaka, collapsed due to structural damage. Once an eight-story commercial building, the Plaza crumbled to nothing but a heap of concrete and fabric bolts. The building …

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Valeant Pharmaceuticals Exposed

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., located in Quebec, has currently been under fire since the news broke about their drug price hikes to two lifesaving heart medications: Isuprel or Isoprenaline and Nitropress. However, Marathon Pharmaceuticals held the rights of these medications before Valeant, under Marathon Pharmaceuticals there were gradual increases in price over the past three …

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Lawfare and corporate harms

Supreme Court rejects Rio Tinto's efforts to dismiss Innu class action lawsuit: Innu claim mines have harmed environment and their way of life [Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press via CBC News] http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/supreme-court-rio-tinto-class-action-1.3273225 While the Supreme Court ruling favours the Innu nations that have brought the lawsuit, this case demonstrates the privileging of corporate (and state) …

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