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.
- Ontario plans to cut funding to TAVIS, the Toronto Police program which many have been critical of. Its unclear how the Toronto Police will direct the remaining funds received from the province.
- The only youth shelter in Scarborough is being forced to close its doors, putting pressure on other city shelters to serve its clients.
- A TCHC report lists 71 problem areas the corporation wants to address but many would be impossible to confront without funding from higher levels of government.
- Samara has released a report debunking the myth of youth apathy toward politics
- The Federation for Canadian Municipalities has released a policy tracker to highlight Federal parties’ commitments to investing in Canadian cities, as well as resources to find out more on individual MP candidates.
- The Chiefs of Ontario have launched the #WhoIsShe campaign to support a national inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.
- CBC News acquired an internal report from Status of Women Canada, revealing that Canada is in the bottom ranks in terms of the gender pay gap, support for childcare and parental leave. Minister Kellie Leitch did not directly comment on the report or why it was marked “secret”.
- In addition to Zunera Ishaq who challenged the Conservative’s ban on the niqab at citizenship ceremonies, a second challenge is now being brought forth by Maiia Mykolayivna Zaafrane who has filed a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission.
- A series of threats were made online, targeting women at the University of Toronto.