Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Pride Toronto insists no decision made yet on Black Lives Matter demands - GLOBE AND MAIL

by Mahnoor Yawar
Originally published: July 5, 2016

Pride Toronto says no final decision has been made on whether police floats can participate in future parades even though it signed a list of demands set out by Black Lives Matter Toronto during Sunday’s parade that included banning police floats.

“We have had, and will continue to have, discussions with the police about the nature of their involvement as parade participants,” a statement to The Globe and Mail by Pride Toronto’s leadership said.

Members of Black Lives Matter Toronto held a sit-in part way through the city’s 36th annual Pride parade, bringing it to a standstill for about a half-hour. It resumed when Pride’s executive director, Mathieu Chantelois, signed the list of demands.