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 hall, the Public Works committee were split on their decision about the Bloor bike lane pilot, sending it to council to be debates next week.
- Toronto library workers could be heading for a strike next week, expressing concerns over precarious work.
- Kathleen Wynne said the SIU report on Andrew Loku’s death should be made public in the next few days.
- Matthew Green, a black Hamilton city councillor, was stopped by local police this week. The incident exemplified the unclear status of street checks and carding by Ontario police forces.
- A new report revealed that many Canadian shelters are overcapacity and forced to turn away the majority of women and children in need.
- A new chapter of Black Lives Matter formed in Vancouver, inspired by the Toronto demonstrations over the past month.
- The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has ordered the federal government to implement a policy to serve First Nations children’s health and welfare.
- New data delivered to Canada’s Justice Minister shows Aboriginal youth are overrepresented in the justice system.
- B.C.’s provincial legislature debated a bill on trans rights this week, which would add gender identity and gender expression to the province’s human rights code.