WiTOPoli Weekly: Friday, November 7

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.

  • As every media outlet shares their two cents on the Ghomeshi allegations, check out this media analysis on how publications are approaching these challenging topics.
  • Justin Trudeau dismissed two MPs from his caucus this week after complaints were brought forward by two other female MPs. Though details have been vague, sources have suggested the misconduct is connected to workplace sexual harassment on the Hill. In response to these revelations, at least one Parliament Hill staffer has come forward regarding his own experiences with sexual harassment. Premier Wynne has also noted that she herself has had to deal with sexual harassment complaints in her own provincial party.
  • The Alliance for Women’s Rights has launched their “Up for Debate”campaign, calling for a federal election specifically focused on women’s issues for the 2015 election.
  • A post-election post-mordem: consider this argument for ranked ballots or this piece on power of incumbency in municipal politics