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.
- Yesterday, WiTOpoli launched the #countrywewant campaign to counter the gendered, Islamophobic rhetoric that has become all too common during #elxn42. Read our full statement here and help us envision the #countrywewant!
- The TDSB is being asked to end streaming in schools, after research conducted demonstrated how the practice targets low-income students and those from certain racial groups
- Toronto’s Vital Signs report details our city’s increasing income gap, shedding light on key policy issues from housing to precarious work
- The Globe and Mail revealed that the Prime Ministers’s Office intervened on the Citizenship and Immigration file, putting a halt to processing a vulnerable class of refugees in Spring 2015
- Elections Canada has been criticized by trans voters who are receiving voter registration cards with the wrong names. For more information on how to vote, check out votingwhiletrans.ca
- TVO’s documentary on youth voting in Canada aired this week
- Be The Vote has been pushing Elections Canada to ensure Canadians know they can register to vote at the polls in person
- VICE released their documentary “On Hold” this week, covering health care access for trans Canadians