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.
- Pollenize.org launched this week providing an interactive way to compare federal party platforms. CBC has also produced a video comparing the 3 major parties’ childcare plans.
- After it became clear that Harper and Mulcair would not participate in a debate focused on women’s issues, Up For Debate announced it will be conducting one-on-one interviews with party leaders which will be released on September 21st at a live event in Toronto.
- Police Superintendent Mark Fenton was found guilty this week of three charges in connection with misconduct and unlawful arrests during the G20 summit. He is the most senior officer thus far to be found guilty in connection to the June 2010 events.
- A Conservative candidate in Montreal, Valérie Assouline, has had her signs repeatedly defaced with sexist graffiti.
- Due to anti-choice activists targeting their donors, Planned Parenthood Ottawa is facing debilitating funding cuts that has forced them to turn away clients
- After journalists Allison Parker and Adam Ward were tragically killed on Wednesday in Virginia, Parker’s father is urging lawmakers to step up on gun control.