WiTOPoli Weekly: Friday, March 18

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.

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WiTOPoli Weekly: Friday, February 26

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.

WiTOPoli Weekly: Friday, February 12

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.

WiTOpoli Weekly: Friday, January 22

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.

WiTOpoli Weekly: Friday, June 5

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 Concerned Citizens to End Carding, a group of prominent and influential voices, gathered together at City Hall Wednesday to call for an end to the practice
  • Bill 77 passed on Thursday making Ontario the first province to ban conversion therapy for LGBT youth
  • Next week, council will vote on the fate of the Gardiner expressway. Check out the Toronto Star’s latest update to see where they stand on the issue.
  • Ontario will allow ranked ballot systems to be used in the 2018 municipal elections, spurring media interest in who has the right to vote, including the 250,000 Torontonians who are not Canadian citizens. The CBC’s The 180 explores the merits of including these residents in the municipal voting process.
  • The Inside Agenda Blog explores policy options to address the lack of affordable housing in Ontario.
  • Ontario Legal Clinics are making services more accessible to precariously employed workers. Over the next 2 years legal clinics across Ontario will receive and additional $9.8 million to increase capacity and services.
  • The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has concluded that the residential school program for aboriginal Canadians, that ran up until 1996, amounted to cultural genocide.
  • Ipolitics explores the impact of the “unofficial” Federal election campaign, suggesting it could be long, dirty and expensive.
  • Canadian banks and accounting firms are committing to the 30% Club to promote the inclusion of more women in senior corporate roles. The group aims to ensure women occupy 30% of their boards by 2020.
  • Patricia Lane shares her thoughts on how the First Past the Post system continues to leave women out of Federal Politics.

WiTOpoli Weekly: Friday, August 15th

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 new report from U of T’s Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance brings to light Toronto’s infrastructure funding shortfall, stating that $2.5 billion will be needed by 2020 to maintain existing assets.
  • Police Chief Bill Blair dropped threats of a lawsuit after accepting Councillor Doug Ford’s apology for accusing police of leaking a story to the Toronto Star that police were preparing to subpoena Mayor Rob Ford to testify as a witness in the extortion case against friend Alexander Lisi.
  • Maytree Foundation president Ratna Omidvar distinguished the Live-in Caregiver program from other Temporary Foreign Worker Programs, and called for the government to focus on strengthening it instead of scrapping it, arguing that live-in caregivers do not fill a temporary gap, but rather meet a long-term labour need.
  • Star columnist Judith Timson called Alison Redford’s departure from politics a “Disappointment to Women,” and asked whether the Alberta Premier was held to a different standard.
  • Former Supreme Court justice Frank Iacobucci released a report on how Toronto police should deal with people in crisis, outlining 84 recommendations. Here are six.
  • After the recent shifts in the mayoral polls, The Star addressed questions about the polling process and its reliability.