CPC candidate David Cavey says he won't be walking with Vancouver's 2019 Pride parade - 2019-07-29
"Today [July 29] our Candidate David Cavey made a principled decision to stand with UBC and the Vancouver Public Library [VPL] and withdraw our participation in the 2019 Vancouver Pride Parade," reads a campaign media release.
It goes on to criticize the Vancouver Pride Society (VPS) for declining to allow UBC and VPL employees and representatives to walk in the parade under official banners of their respective organizations.
"The Vancouver Pride Society's website says, 'We strive for inclusiveness in all that we do'," it reads. "But this behaviour suggests otherwise. It's shameful behaviour for an organization that receives $1 million in federal taxpayer money. They should not be playing politics with the taxpayers money."