A Bitchy-ish Newsletter
Well, the 2022 Ontario election is over and thank god. We were joined on the pod by David Moscrop to unpack that disaster. We also examined the platforms from the Ontario Liberals and the Ontario NDP.
Going into the campaign, we had hoped to be able to highlight women of colour from across Ontario and from all political parties in an effort to shed light on their ridings and identify some of the structural issues they face.
We managed to speak with Jannat Garewal and Naomi Sayers but had hoped to speak to a few more. Yet, despite reaching out to several campaigns, our efforts went unrewarded illustrating that women of colour candidates in Ontario still likely lack the resources to respond to all inquiries they receive and the campaign staff to help them identify unearned media opportunities. This is a problem that needs to be solved, because without adequate resources, both from the community and the party itself, electing women of colour will continue to be a rarity.
Worth a Share
Did you know that in some places in the US, it’s still ok to discriminate against someone for their weight?
A good long-read about the superficial diversity on Canadian TV.
It’s Pride Month and we hear that Fire Island is great. A profile of the movie’s writer and star, Joel Kim Booster.
In the Media
Catch up on Erica’s column from The Hill Times, unpaywalled.
Together, Erin and Erica broke down some of the key issues during the 2022 Ontario election for Chatelaine.
Erica also wrote about whether or not abortion should be a business issue for Canadian Business.
For the Vancouver Tech Journal, Erin profiled Janice Taylor who co-founded a company with Ashanti (yes, that Ashanti).
For The Monitor, Erin wrote about the opened Pandora’s Box of white supremacy in Canada.
Erin also started a Web3 publication called d3crypto that breaks down Canadian crypto news.
Thanks for your ongoing support. Consider becoming a paid subscriber so you hear from us more often. OR! Consider gifting someone a subscription.