All federal leaders – except Scheer again – march in Montreal's Pride Parade with provincial counterparts - 2019-08-18

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F132.png All federal leaders – except Scheer again – march in Montreal's Pride Parade with provincial counterparts August 18, 2019, Morgan Lowrie, Globe and Mail

A jubilant, rainbow-hued crowd lined the streets of Montreal on Sunday as federal and provincial political rivals set their differences aside to march together in the city's annual Pride parade.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May marched the length of the 2.7 kilometre-parade route, waving flags and shimmying to the music as they walked behind a float of dancing drag queens and a glitter-clad delegation from Pride Vermont, who donned inflatable unicorn float toys around their waists. Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet was also present with a delegation from his party.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, who has faced criticism from his rivals for skipping previous pride parades, did not attend. His team has said he shows support for the LGBTQ community in other ways.

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{{cite news | first = Morgan | last = Lowrie | title = All federal leaders – except Scheer again – march in Montreal's Pride Parade with provincial counterparts | url = https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-federal-and-provincial-leaders-to-march-in-montreals-pride-parade-2/ | work = Globe and Mail | date = August 18, 2019 | accessdate = August 19, 2019 }}