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.
- A formal complaint has been filed with the Toronto integrity commissioner against Councillor Rob Ford, claiming that his use of racial slurs violates council’s code of conduct. The complainant, Samuel Getachew is asking that Ford offer an official apology and attend anti-racist training
- Toronto’s fiercely committed Ombudsman Fiona Crean announced she will not be seeking reappointment, citing city council’s failure to increase her office’s budget. As Crean said in her farewell address, “Council is not living up to the commitment of fairness and independent oversight that was promised in the City of Toronto Act”
- As Toronto’s East Side prepares for more development projects, its story serves as a prime example of how gentrification is affecting Toronto neighbourhoods
- Green Party leader Elizabeth May was denied the right to speak during a parliamentary session about the ISIL mission this week, to which she responded with piece in the Globe and the Mail
- Catch up on some at key convos around civic engagement at #CBCAsks and #FCMChat
- Check out this Toronto-based filmmaking duo who are working to create more diverse content for lesbian audiences