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 Toronto Police Service Board met yesterday in party to discuss the Iocabucci report. The report was prompted by Sammy Yatim’s death and recommends a long list of changes to be implemented by Toronto Police.
- Following last night’s debate on the Canadian economy, read more about how party policies seek to address women’s declining participation in the Canadian labour force.
- In more #elxn42 news, Chatelaine interviewed the four major party leaders this week on women’s issues, and several orgs partners to host a conversation on #FeministingForeignPolicy. Plus, @FeministCanada & @FemPoliLDN hosted a Twitter Chat on #WomenInPolitics.
- Discussions around carding and street checks are becoming increasingly prominent across Canada, with actions taking place in London, Hamilton, and Edmonton.
- In Quebec this week, the provincial government announced that trans residents can change their sex on provincial documents without having to undergo surgery.
- Texas police arrested and then released a teenager named Ahmed Mohamed on Wednesday, after mistaking a homemade clock he built himself for a bomb. The incident prompted a discussion around profiling, the exclusion of young people of colour from STEM fields, and inspired astronaut Chris Hadfield to invite Mohamed to his science show in Toronto.