These are unsurprising parallels to what’s happened in Toronto over the last few years. I speak about the issue on my podcast.
The Participation of Uniformed Police at Toronto Pride in 2019
The Living OUT Podcast — LOP089
The links I reference in the show notes are useful reads for more background. In my latest episode, scan the links at the end of the show notes.
Specifically, the tone of the chief of Hamilton Police in response to an incident that happened there and speaks volumes to the abuse of police power and privlege:
Chief says police would have deployed differently if they were welcome at Pride | CBC News
Hamilton's police chief says officers would have been deployed differently during the city's Pride festival if they had…
And finally, when Pride Toronto welcomed back police, only to reverse that decision: