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 Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released a study on “The Best and Worst Places to be a Woman in Canada 2015″. Notably, municipal government is a key sector where women’s voices are missing.The report includes some interesting stats on how the presence male dominated industries, or larger public sectors in certain provinces can impact women’s economic mobility. However, the author also notes that the study fails to capture the diversity of experiences among women in Canada. You can read the full report here.
- Black Lives Matter Toronto interrupted a Toronto Police Service Board meeting on Thursday to demand answers in the wake of Andrew Loku’s death. As Desmond Cole reminds us, Loku is among the many Black residents who have been shot by Toronto Police at alarming rate.
- METRAC is launching a program called Safety Information Systems (#SISTO) that provide updates on reports of sexual violence in Toronto neighbourhoods and also provide users with info on prevention techniques and tips for building safer communities
- For the first time in Canadian history, all three major Federal parties have women leading their national campaigns as the October election approaches
- Canada’s Premiers have promised to implement the recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and criticized the federal government for failing to act on on the issue.
- Folks are calling for #JusticeforSandy after Sandra Bland’s family began raising questions regarding her death after she was found dead in a Texas jail cell
- Check out this NY Magazine piece on how a city’s cycling infrastructure can impact the gender divide among cyclists