It took almost a day for the story to gain mainstream media coverage, which still remains sparse. Every week, when we assemble these news round-ups, there is inevitably a story to cover on violence against women. It’s become a numbing reminder of just how prevalent these stories are, but we do need to be reminded. We can’t let these stories become a blip on the radar. We will continue to work with our members to address these issues in whatever way we can, and will challenge our leaders to confront the systemic barriers that allows violence like this to persist.
- Toronto’s inner suburbs are increasingly relying on food banks, according to the #WhosHungry report released this week by the Daily Bread Food Bank.
- The Ontario ombudsman came out against carding, saying it clearly contravenes Charter rights.
- The Toronto Star investigated racial profiling in Peel, revealing that Black residents are 3 times more likely to be stopped by police.
- Activist Sophia Banks breaks down how we’ve failed to address trans rights during the #elxn42 campaign.
- A mural in Ottawa dedicated to trans women of colour who have murdered, was defaced with racist graffiti. The hate crimes unit has been contacted, and this is just latest in a long list of murals dedicated to people of colour that have recently been vandalized in Ottawa.
- If you missed the #UpForDebate event in Toronto on Monday, the interviews of 4 of the 5 federal leaders on women’s issues are now online and transcripts are also available. Panelist Althia Raj sat down with Huffington Post to discuss which issues were overlooked during the event.
- Torontoist takes a look at youth unemployment and how federal leaders have yet to really address it.