WiTOPoli Weekly: Friday, July 24th

 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.

  • This week WiTPoli released a statement in solidarity with women who experience harassment online.
  •  Universal Child Care Benefits have been big news this week. Several policy options have been put forward in anticipation of the fall election, to address ever-increasing costs for child care in Canada. FYI: you have to register to qualify, you can do so here.
  •  Toronto’s debate on regulating popular ride-share company Uber continues. Fines have been instituted for drivers, which could reach up to $20 000. 72 charges were filed against Uberx drivers this week.
  • In response to the TCH report released early this week Toronto will be investing $300 million to begin addressing the massive backlog of repairs required in TCH buildings.
  • Deciding what to do about Toronto’s insufficient transit system has become a topic in the national ‘pre-election,” as hopeful Prime Ministers vie for urban attention. Meanwhile, the Mayor and Premier of Ontario are pushing the extended Scarborough subway despite concerns.
  • Oh yeah, did we mention Toronto is over budget for Pan-Am? But Canada is collecting some gold, in medallion form.
  •  If you are curious about how your city councillor voted on issues that are important to you, you can check out the Star’s policards.