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.
- With election season underway, Toronto has become a key battleground for the major parties which will hopefully inspire a renewed focus on urban issues such as transit and affordable housing, for which Toronto desperately needs federal funding. Check to see if you’re registered to vote and which riding you’re voting in.
- Action Canada for Sexual Health & Rights has put together key policy briefs for the upcoming federal election on issues related to reproductive rights, sexual health and more.
- Toronto resident LeeLee Davis took to Facebook detailing an interaction with Toronto Police that escalated unnecessarily simply because she did not have ID with her, including a video of the incident.
- After Health Canada finally approved abortion drug RU-486 last week, which has been available in other countries for decades, questions still remain as to whether the drug will be accessible to women in rural areas and those without women’s health clinics who need it most.
- The new pilot program Techsdale launched this week, providing an opportunity for Rexdale youth to develop the skills required for Toronto’s tech industry.