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.
- Toronto’s new police chief said this week that he has no plans to end the practice of “carding”. Many have argued should be eliminated, including the Ontario Human Rights Commission.
- Black Lives Matter Toronto will be hosting an event on Saturday in solidarity with the ongoing protests in Baltimore. Toronto writer Septembre Anderson spoke to the National Post about how Freddie Gray’s death and the movement in Baltimore relates to racial injustice in Toronto.
- MP Niki Ashton put forth a motion this week calling for a National Action Plan to Address Violence Against Women which insists on consultation with Aboriginal communities.
- A disturbing report released this week details the rampant rate of sexual harassment among the Canadian Armed Forces that targets women and LGTBQ people in its ranks.
- As P.E.I residents go to the polls next week, the struggle for abortion access in that province will be central to many Islanders choice.
- Ontario MPP Cheri Dinovo tabled a bill to repeal the Ontario Safe Streets Act which criminalizes panhandling.
- Transgender Canadians will now be able to update their citizenship documents to reflect their gender identity without having to provide proof of surgery beforehand.
- Premier Wynne re-asserted her promise this week that the new sex-ed curriculum with be implemented this September despite concerns expressed by some parents. Sex educator Nadine Thornhill has some suggestions for parents who are concerned about the new curriculum’s approach.