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Universities vow to ‘prevent and respond’ to sexual assault

thestar.com — Senior administrators from each of Ontario's publicly funded universities are vowing to "prevent and respond to sexual assault" on campus and are taking steps to fix systems that are not working. Each of the 20 provincial universities will create a special sexual assault website that lays out rights and options for students in distress.

Ontario colleges agree to create sexual assault policy

thestar.com — The presidents of Ontario's public colleges have voted to create a provincewide, stand-alone policy to deal with campus sexual assault. "There was just quickly and universally a sense from them all that if young women are not coming forward and if there are barriers, then obviously what we are doing has not been sufficient," Linda Franklin, president and chief executive officer of Colleges Ontario, told the Star on Tuesday.

Student's story spurred commitment to tackle sex assault at Lakehead University

thestar.com — THUNDER BAY-He sat four seats to the left of her in the class of 30 students. The man Sarah says raped her months earlier in the basement of his parents' home in the spring of her third university year. The fellow student she claims threatened to take photos of her half-dressed and tell everyone at school she was a "slut."

Post-secondary schools launch sex assault policy review

thestar.com — Ontario's universities and colleges have launched a review of the existing policies of 44 member schools to determine if they are properly equipped to manage sexual assault on their campuses.

Queen’s University to fast track policies on sexual assault

thestar.com — One of the big Canadian universities accused by students of failing sexual assault victims has pledged to tackle the issue and is directing a group of students, staff and faculty members to fast track recommendations on how to improve safety at the school.

Rape victim’s ordeal with University of Saskatchewan

thestar.com — SASKATOON-On New Year's Eve, 2011, Jenny was raped in an apartment at the student residences on the University of Saskatchewan campus. The night had started with a celebration, a party at a downtown club frequented by college University of Saskatchewan students.

Canadian post-secondary schools failing sex assault victims

thestar.com — Tess Klaver was an 18-year-old first-year student at Queen's University the year she says her boyfriend pinned her on his bed, choked her with his hands, then grabbed her hair and forced her to perform oral sex. "We had been kind of fooling around and I was in my underwear and then he pinned me down.

Beck Taxi driver fired after criminal past comes to light

thestar.com — A Beck Taxi driver whose convictions for assault and other crimes went undetected for years has been fired. Bernard Koranteng was the focus of a Star investigation that revealed Toronto's taxi licensing system only checks drivers' records every four years. He told the Star Thursday that he's a "safe" driver who has paid his debt to society.

Michelle Berardinetti wins race in Ward 35, Scarborough Southwest

thestar.com — Councillor Michelle Berardinetti celebrated her victory with staffers and supporters at her storefront campaign office on Kennedy Rd. "We're pleased to see the results. It is a great endorsement by the residents of Ward 35," said Berardinetti, speaking with the Star outside the brightly lit space, hung with campaign signs and red balloons.

Gary Crawford re-elected in Ward 36, Scarborough Southwest

thestar.com — Councillor Gary Crawford was greeted with cheers, hugs and the theme song from the movie Rocky at his victory party on election night. Crawford held onto his seat in Ward 36, campaigning on cutting gridlock and boosting development on Kingston Rd.
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Dec 18, 2014

RT @jpags: .@powellbetsy was at yesterday's Waterfront Toronto board meeting where members defended Queen's Quay cost overruns: thestar.com/news/city_hall…

Dec 17, 2014

RT @jayme_poisson: Alleged Sandro Lisi extortion victim pleads guilty to gang-related charges (via @torontostar) thestar.com/news/crime/201…

Dec 17, 2014

RT @starradiobox: #BREAKING: N.S. Justice Minister says media won't be prosecuted for using Rehtaeh Parson's name. More to come #youknowhername

Dec 17, 2014

RT @msnbc: Hillary Clinton: "The U.S. should never condone or practice torture" on.msnbc.com/1xrf38T (John Moore/Getty) pic.twitter.com/ggsHCcXxVu

Dec 17, 2014

RT @MotherJones: This lawmaker wants women to get permission from the father before having an abortion bit.ly/1J1Mgv8 pic.twitter.com/2cRhoudptU

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