WiTOPoli Weekly: Friday, May 13


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 Crown opted to accept a peace bond in the final sexual change against Ghomeshi instead of proceeding with the case in court. Complainant Kathryn Borel explained in her statement that the peace bond was “the clearest path to truth” as it required an admission of guilt on Ghomeshi’s part
  • At Queen’s Park, a debate on ranked ballots saw Toronto Councillor Justin Di Ciano advocating against the voting system, which has previously recived from John Tory and many other councillors
  • On Parliament Hill, MPs discussed a proposed gender equity bill which would encourage political parties to run more women candidates
  • The Liberals also made moves on electoral reform this week, though opposition parties criticized the party’s suggestion to create a committee with a majority of Liberal MPs
  • MPs Lisa Raitt and Ruth Ellen Brosseau discuss balancing child care with their House of Commons life