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.
- What’s missing from the 2016 Toronto budget you ask? Torontoist has the answers
- At Queen’s Park, a new bill passed on sexual violence and harassment which will allow survivors to break leases more easily when fleeing abuse. Another bill passed its secodn reading which would allow survivors 10 days paid leave for reasons related to their assault.
- The Ontario Human Rights commission called for an end to sexualized dress codes in all workplaces, highlighting the restaurant industry in particular. Former Jack Astor’s server Akua Agyemfra told CBC this week that she was let go because of her hairstyle.
- Changes are coming to Ontario’s child protection agencies after an investigation found stark discrepancies between how children treated by these services across the province
- A report released on Canada’s prison system revealed that the number of black prisoners has grown by almost 70% in the past decade, and number of indigenous prisoners by more than half
- The federal government is providing new funding for global reproductive health programs, but none of those funds will be used for abortion services.