Ottawa pride group asks police to leave uniforms, vehicles out of parade


CBC News:

Ottawa police have had a marked cruiser and marchers in the annual parade, along with other members of the LGBT liaison committee, for approximately the past 10 years, according to spokeswoman Carole Lavigne.

Matt Skof, president of the Ottawa Police Association, agreed that a police officer is defined by his or her uniform.

“Our uniform is now excluded,” he said. “This is bigotry, this is disgusting behaviour and it’s unfortunate that we’re in this position.”

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