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.
- There has been a LOT of #TOtransit news this week, including evolving plans for Scarborough transit, #SmartTrack and #GardinerEast options
- Deputy Police Chief Peter Sloly has been criticized for discussing ways to make the Toronto Police more efficient, given that their budget topped $1 billion for the first time this year. KPMG also released a report last year noting the police could take cost-savings measures by implementing various reforms. Sloly is now on annual leave.
- Ottawa has implemented a five-day pause on the intake of government-sponsored Syrian refugees at the request of a Toronto settlement agency. COSTI immigrant services made the request so that they can ensure they’re finding adequate housing for the families who have arrived thus far.
- A church in Ottawa was vandalized with racial slurs after signs went up promoting a special service for Martin Luther King Day
- The Ministry of Labour conducted an inspection blitz focusing on precarious work, which revealed that 78 per cent of workplaces were in violation of the Employment Standards Act. The large majority of employers sought to remedy the violations once the Ministry brought them to their attention, but labour activists are concerned with how widespread these violations are.
- Toronto school Branksome Hall featured two trans alumnae on the cover of their school magazine, as a part of multi-pronged approach to educate students and parents about the needs of trans students
- Manitoba has become the first province where victims of revenge porn can sue perpetrators with the Intimate Image Protection Act.