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.
- At city council this week, the Budget Committee met to discuss proposals for the 2016 budget. Topics included which revenue tools will be used to manage the budget, increases to the police budget, the need to address funding for 24 hour drop-in services and more. Meetings will continue throughout the month and the final budget will be presented to council in February.
- Residents can have their say on Toronto budget at a number of meetings next week and Social Planning Toronto is also holding several public forums to keep residents informed on the process.
- The Yonge Street Mission has purchased a new building in Kensington Market, an announcement which has been met with protests from BIA members, though many insist the Mission’s services are critical for the neighbourhood
- Renu Mandhane gave an in-depth interview on the Agenda this week discussing her new role as chief commissioner for the Ontario Human Rights Commission
- Trans student Quinn Nelson spoke to Power & Politics this week about the need for more options on the long-form census
- Former Ottawa Police Chief Brian J. Ford wrote an op-ed endorsing the recent provincial changes to street checks
- An advocacy group is suing the government of PEI over its lack of abortion access