‘I’m disappointed’: Mayor responds to Calgary Pride’s decision on police participation


Helen Pike writes at Metro News Calgary:

Calgary’s mayor isn’t pleased police won’t be able to visibly march in the Pride Parade this year.

“I really believe that understanding diversity is about understanding inclusion,” said Nenshi. “I’m troubled by the discussion in the Pride statement that talks about historical oppression.

“Blaming current people for historical oppression would be like saying: ‘previous mayors of Calgary have refused to proclaim Pride Week, therefore the current mayor of Calgary isn’t invited to the parade.’ I have a challenge with that.”

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