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.
- During the first leaders’ debate of the federal election last week, many noticed the glaring lack of attention paid to women’s issues such as the gendered wage gap and missing murdered indigenous women, as well as the lack of diversity among the political analysts during the 2 hour broadcast.
- A 17-year old has apologized to CBC reporter Megan Batchelor for assaulting her during a live broadcast. Speaking of consent, you should check out highlights from #consentculture Twitter chat courtesy of @WeGiveConsent, @YouthFeminists and @FeministsCanada.
- As anti-feminist blogger Roosh V brings his tour to Toronto this week, Mayor Tory has asked local venues not to work with him. There will also be a demonstration on Saturday protesting Roosh V’s event.
- The City of Toronto has released its report on the Ward Boundary Review. The goal of the review is to ensure the number of representatives at city council are able to effectively represent Toronto’s growing population. Residents can have their say by attending a public consultation or completing this survey.
- Elections Canada is launching a pilot program this October that will see offices opening at certain campuses, Friendship Centres and community centres. Unlike regular polling stations which are assigned to voters based on their zip code, these offices will be open to all eligible voters regardless of where they live.