WiTOPoli Weekly: Friday, August 28

 A roundup of some of the latest news in women, Toronto, and/or politics this week. What stories did you read this week? Tell us in the comments.

WiTOpoli Weekly: Friday, August 21

 A roundup of some of the latest news in women, Toronto, and/or politics this week. What stories did you read this week? Tell us in the comments.

WiTOPoli Weekly: Friday, August 14

A roundup of some of the latest news in women, Toronto, and/or politics this week. What stories did you read this week? Tell us in the comments.

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Here at WiTOpoli, our mission is to amplify women’s voices and promote a more inclusive civic discourse for all women. The WiTOpoli blog is now accepting pitches on a rolling basis to help fulfill that mandate, and we want you to send us your ideas! Whether it’s discussing how these issues play out at city hall, in your neighbourhood, at city-wide boards, in terms of civic literacy, or other aspects of your civic life, we want to hear about it!

As our mission states, we want to produce content that showcases how city issues might have different impacts based on gender and other aspects of identity (e.g. race, class, ability, sexuality). We also want to to challenge the ways our existing civic discourse may be hostile to and/or dismissive of women as politicians, media workers and engaged residents. Finally, we want to create inclusive spaces, online and offline, for women and trans people to share ideas and discuss municipal politics and city-building. and support our mandate of making civic discourse more inclusive and accessible to all.

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WiTOpoli Weekly: Friday, August 7

 A roundup of some of the latest news in women, Toronto, and/or politics this week. What stories did you read this week? Tell us in the comments.

WiTOPoli Weekly: Friday, July 31st

 A roundup of some of the latest news in women, Toronto, and/or politics this week. What stories did you read this week? Tell us in the comments.

WiTOPoli Weekly: Friday, June 24th

 A roundup of some of the latest news in women, Toronto, and/or politics this week. What stories did you read this week? Tell us in the comments.

  • This week WiTPoli released a statement in solidarity with women who experience harassment online.
  •  Universal Child Care Benefits have been big news this week. Several policy options have been put forward in anticipation of the fall election, to address ever-increasing costs for child care in Canada. FYI: you have to register to qualify, you can do so here.
  •  Toronto’s debate on regulating popular ride-share company Uber continues. Fines have been instituted for drivers, which could reach up to $20 000. 72 charges were filed against Uberx drivers this week.
  • In response to the TCH report released early this week Toronto will be investing $300 million to begin addressing the massive backlog of repairs required in TCH buildings.
  • Deciding what to do about Toronto’s insufficient transit system has become a topic in the national ‘pre-election,” as hopeful Prime Ministers vie for urban attention. Meanwhile, the Mayor and Premier of Ontario are pushing the extended Scarborough subway despite concerns.
  • Oh yeah, did we mention Toronto is over budget for Pan-Am? But Canada is collecting some gold, in medallion form.
  •  If you are curious about how your city councillor voted on issues that are important to you, you can check out the Star’s policards.