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.
- In response to yesterday’s verdict in the Ghomeshi case, protestors gathered outside the courthouse, and Toronto activists held a rally outside old city hall. Two witnesses who testified in the case launched the Coming Forward and Witness Number Three projects, respectively, to create spaces for survivors to share stories about sexual assault.
- Black Lives Matter Toronto has been holding a demonstration outside police headquarters since Sunday night at #BLMOTentCity. Protestors have released a list of demands, many of which relate to the recent SIU decision in the Andrew Loku case, which stated that the officers who killed Loku will not be criminally charged. In a video from Monday night, police officers were seen pushing protestors. A rally will also be held this upcoming Saturday.
- After discussions with the city this week, Afrofest will run as a 2-day festival.
- New provincial regulations on carding were announced on Tuesday, which will require that officers inform residents that they have the right to withhold identifying information from police.
- The Federal Budget was released this week – read more about what it means for Toronto and for women in Canada.