...In light of pride’s decision to ban police from the parade, we call on the federal, provincial and municipal governments to immediately withdraw all their financial support from this event.
The city of Toronto alone, for example, gives pride more than $1 million annually in grants, in-kind policing and city services. This should be ended immediately, given pride’s decision to ban the police.
Would City Hall, or the federal and provincial governments give money to an organization that banned Jews, Muslims, Blacks, Asians or other visible minorities from its parade?
Would they give money to an organization that, if not actively promoting hatred against such groups itself, nonetheless asks, “how high” when the promoters of division and intolerance tell it to “jump”?
Finally, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Premier Kathleen Wynne, Mayor John Tory and all federal, provincial and municipal politicians, should boycott this year’s Toronto pride parade, to register their disgust with its decision to ban the police.
Because, seriously, enough is enough.