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 province will be holding public consultation meetings on carding over the next two weeks. Though Toronto was originally omitted from the list of scheduled meetings, outcry from local activists ensured there will be a meeting in Toronto on September 1st with more details to come.
- Racism continues to follow Olivia Chow on the campaign trail. Representatives of ‘Rise Canada’ appeared at her Federal Nomination meeting on to protest her support of TDSB trustee Ausma Malik.
- An LGBT mural created for the Pan Am games has been defaced with homophobic graffiti for second time.
- A documentary is being made about Toronto trans rights activist Susan Gapka.
- Listen to Equal Voice and other experts discuss the need for more women in Canadian politics with CBC and check out this guide to women’s issues in #elxn42.
- As Toronto considers an Olympic bid, we need reflect on our failure to make the ParaPan Am Games accessible to those with disabilities.