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.
- Thorncliffe is hosting a Gathering Against Islamophobia this Saturday to show solidarity for the repeated instances of violent Islamophobia on display in Toronto this week #StandWithMuslimsTO
- As Canada prepares to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees, a coalition of anti-racist organizations is calling on Canadians to ensure these refugees are not subjected to the same hateful acts that have plagued communities in Toronto, Peterborough and Montreal this week
- The family of Hamza Abdi is raising concerns about the actions of Peel Police, after Abdi was shot by an officer last week and arrested. The family has spoken about Abdi’s mental health issues and the SIU is currently investigating the shooting.
- Tory announced the expansion of his Open Doors program which will encourage developers to build more affordable housing units.
- Queen’s Park is working to make gender reassignment surgery more accessible to Ontarians
- A new poll details increased voter turnout among Canada’s Muslim voters in the October federal election.
- In the Alberta legislature this week, MLA Maria Fitzpatrick spoke about her own experiences of abuse while speaking in support of a new bill that would allow domestic violence survivors to break their leases without penalty
- The Globe and Mail produced #GlobeCrossings this week, detailing international stories on the experience of refugees and migrants