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 federal government unveiled their five-step process for resettling Syrian refugees. While the Liberal government originally committed to bringing 25,000 refugees by the end of the year, the target date is now the end of February 2016 and includes privately-sponsored refugees. Many Torontonians are stepping up with community-based initiatives to support their resettlement.
- BuddyupTO is a new Facebook page that aims at connecting people who feel uncomfortable or vulnerable travelling throughout the city in the wake of recent Islamophobic incidents. The group’s membership is growing, with more than 970 Facebook members as of Mondayfrom across the GTA.
- The TTC voted yesterday to hike the $3 cash fare by 25 cents and the $2.80 token by a dime starting in 2016. Metropass, student and senior prices will not increase.
- If you’re ever affected by GO Train delays and need something positive to look forward to, remember these ten urban planning initiatives happening in Toronto
- As the Sammy Yatim trial continues this week, former TPSB Chair Alok Mukherjee speaks up about efforts to make changes to Toronto Police training.
- Manitoba became the first province to offer paid leave for domestic violence survivors.
- Justice France Charbonneau released a report on corruption in Quebec. This follows a lengthy inquiry into corruption in Quebec public construction contracts that began in May 2012.
- The 2015 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change starts on November 30and Justin Trudeau is ready to bring a “Canadian approach,” which includes having the leaders united in their message regarding climate change. According to a poll by the Angus Reid Institute, 63 percent of Canadians polled support Canada signing an international agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions, although there are some disparities between citizens in different provinces.