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.
- A coroner’s inquest has been called to investigate Andrew Loku’s death. Coroner Dr. Jim Edwards told Metro Morning that the #BLMTO protests influenced the decision.
- Indigenous activists across the country are occupying government offices in response to the Attawapiskat crisis.
- Local activist Jill Andrew is campaigning to make it illegal to discriminate based on size, shape or weight
- Toronto’s new Tangled Art Gallery will be the country’s first to focus on disability
- LGBTQ Parents are launching a charter challenge against the Ontario government after delays to the Cy and Ruby act. The bill, which will make is easier for LGBTQ parents to adopt, received full party support at Queen’s Park but has yet to be implemented
- Renu Mandhane, Ontario’s Chief human rights commissioner, is calling for reforms to immigration laws that allow non-citizens to be detained without being charged or being convicted of a crime
- Canada’s Supreme Court ruled that the government’s responsibilities should extend to Metis and non-status Indians