Trudeau to appear at Sunday's Pride parade in Toronto
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 26, 2017,
Jun 26, 2017, 9:48
In January, organizers made a decision to adopt a list of demands issued by the Toronto chapter of Black Lives Matter, which included the police ban.
The massive and extremely good and joyous Toronto Pride march took place earlier today (AUS time) throughout the downtown Toronto area, and the Canadian PM - with his family in tow - lead proceedings from the front.
"Because I probably wear a uniform that represents the group that has done the most damage to the LGBT community - the Christian Church", he said.
He made history previous year when he became the first sitting Prime Minister to take part in a Pride parade. "So I would say don't ban what's offensive to some, reform it to the benefit of everyone". He made many stops along the way. shaking hands and talking to reporters.
Trudeau, on the other hand, supported the deal and believes Trump will come through as well on one of the major issues facing the US and Canadian relationship. "The community spirit I felt at Ramadan food banks in Montreal and Toronto reminds us all - no matter our backgrounds, we're in this together", he writes, spreading an important message of inclusivity.
As Global News reports, some officers were still present at Toronto Pride as security guards.
Trudeau was photographed wearing the socks at a service just before the parade, where he also wished attendees a happy "Pride Mubarak" in celebration of the end of Ramadan.
"I know both of them".
Black Lives Matter didn't hold up the Toronto parade this year, but did stage a protest down the parade route after Pride had wound down.
This year, he'll be joined by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Assembly of First Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde, among others.