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 OHRC Chief Commissioner says there’s no data to support that claim that recent gun violence in Toronto is connected to changes in carding regulations. Commissioner Renu Manhane was responding to statements made earlier this week by Toronto Police Association president, Mike McCormack
- The Red Door Shelter will continue to serve Leslieville after a new development proposal was approved this week to keep the space going
- Toronto council passed a motion to support more affordable internet access
- A new instalment of Heritage Minutes was released this week to honour Canadian civil rights activist Viola Desmond
- On Tuesday, Melaine Mark became the first Aboriginal woman to be elected to the BC legislature
- In Ottawa, a motion passed supporting women’s pay equity as a right and urged recommendations from previous pay equity task forces be implemented
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