Police could return to Toronto Pride Parade this year
Last year's Pride celebrations were nothing short of controversial, with the echoes of tension between Toronto Police and Black Lives Matter still fresh in the public eye.
It looks like Pride Toronto may now be reconsidering its stance. Maybe.
Understandably, the Church and Wellesley serial killer investigation is making the efforts of Toronto police to march in Pride problematic. (As it should.) https://t.co/Wzj04Xrzp8— Randy McDonald (@randyfmcdonald) March 2, 2018
The Toronto Star reports that police are "in discussions with Pride Toronto on the status of their parade presence in June," though no final decisions have been made at this time.
Police union president Mike McCormack told The Star that "officers are hoping that Pride will reconsider its position this year by allowing police to march in uniform."
He acknowledges, however, that tension between Toronto's LGBT community and police could hinder progress in this regard.
The latter has been under fire for some time now over how it's been handling the case of suspected Village serial killer Bruce McArthur.
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