It has been called one of the darkest chapters in Canada’s military history. The 1993 beating death of a Somali teenager at the hands of two Canadian soldiers.
Now, 24 years after the Somalia Affair, some experts say new evidence points to Mefloquine, a controversial anti-malaria drug as one of the driving factors behind the incident. Questions linger about why the drug known to cause psychotic behaviour and suicide was tested on Canadian Forces. The military keeps using it as the evidence piles up and more soldiers return with lasting effects. In “Bad Medicine”, Cullen Crozier speaks to veterans and families searching for answers.