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Vote bans cops from taking part in Pride parade

A raucous and aggressive group of gays and lesbians voted at the Pride AGM Tuesday night to capitulate to Black Lives Matter (BLM) Toronto and ban police from marching or participating in future parades.

But asked after the vote whether Pride Toronto still welcomes the free police security offered to the yearly parade and other events, board co-chair Alica Hall told me "of course."

(In 2016, Toronto taxpayers subsidized Pride with $512,000 worth of free police security. That figure does not include the cost of pay-duty police, which is subject to privacy laws.)

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