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.
- The Toronto Star discusses the division of municipal, provincial, and federal laws regarding the safety and regulation of basement apartments, a year after Alisha Lamers, 24, died when she was trapped in a basement fire.
- Student protesters in Hong Kong continue despite business owners and local residents gathering to demand their removal. The Globe and Mail has a collection of tweets from these clashes.
- Bill C-279, a transgender rights bill, was passed in the House of Commons in 2013 but continues to be delayed in the Canadian Senate. The bill adds gender identity as a basis for hate crimes protection under the Criminal Code and the Canadian Human Rights Act.
- Saturday, October 4 will be a day to remember and honour the Aboriginal women and girls missing and murdered in Canada. If you are interested in finding a Candlelight Vigil near you, this website has a listing of different cities and organizations participating.
- After Justin Trudeau’s boycott of Sun Media in response to Ezra Levant calling him a “slut” and insulting his parents, Sun News has issued an official apology to Trudeau through an “apology narrator.”
- ICYMI: John Oliver, on Last Week Tonight, listed some of his concerns with the ongoing tradition of Miss America – namely, their claim to be the largest female-only scholarship organization in the USA.
- Follow up: John Oliver listed other women’s scholarship organizations on his show, and there has been an increased amount of donations to these groups