In the Blog
WEEKLY ROUND UP: MAY 20
Illustration: Erin McPhee
Kaya Dacosta, Toronto based multi-disciplinary artist, gives a shoutout to Shameless in her interview with WIMA!
LandlordWatch.com was launched Wednesday by ACORN Canada and RentLogic as a source of information for Toronto’s tenants. The site uses City of Toronto data to rank Toronto’s “worst” landlords and properties by the number of violations issued by city inspectors.
Superbutch happened last weekend with great success as part of the 31st annual Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts. Superbutch was a radical (sold out!) event that celebrated the diversity of queer representation and queer radicalism. It involved a panel, fashion show, dance night and pop up shop.
Trigger warning: police violence
Fallout continues from the inquest into the killing of Jermaine Carby by a Peel Regional Police Officer. The officer involved, now revealed to be Const. Justin Chittenden, defended removing a knife from the scene, an action which was previously condemned by the director of Ontario’s Special Investigation Unit as tampering with the scene of a crime.
Desmond Cole exposes the brutality of Canada’s Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program.
The stories of Canada’s residential school system are to be taught in Canadian classrooms this fall.
Down south, Bernie supporters are fed up.