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.
- Monday’s Black Lives Matter Toronto protest shut down the Allen expressway for 2 hours. The protest prompted Tory to reach out to the group for a meeting though some are rightly skeptical about how much a private meeting can accomplish, and are calling for more public discussions following the deaths of Andrew Loku and Jermaine Carby
- Spacing‘s 4 part series on Toronto’s “Summer of the Gun” looks back at how the events of 2005 continue to affect our policing strategies and attitudes toward crime.
- The Province is launching public consultations on carding and there is also an online form that can be filled out.
- Metro Toronto has put together a helpful map of the Toronto ridings for the federal election which includes ridings stats and lists major candidates.
- Kitchener will be hosting a “Bare With Us” rally this Saturday in solidarity with 3 sisters who were stopped by local police for cycling topless, which is legal in Ontario.
- A Sandra Bland mural in Ottawa was defaced with the words “All Lives Matter” and then restored the next day by local activists.
- Leslie White-Eye became the first woman in over 60 years to be elected Chief of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, joining the increasing number of women securing leadership roles in their communities