Conservative leadership convention coincides with Pride weekend in Toronto - 2020-01-04

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F0.png Conservative leadership convention coincides with Pride weekend in Toronto January 4, 2020, Mariam Matti, CTV News

TORONTO -- When Conservative members gather in Toronto to elect their next leader on June 27, thousands of members of the LGBT community will be celebrating the annual Pride Festival on the other side of town – a fact organizers say wasn't done on purpose.

On Friday, Conservative MP Michelle Rempel reacted to the announcement by posting on Twitter: "There's something else that usually happens in Toronto that weekend…" followed by rainbow hearts and a wink-face emoji.

Lisa Raitt, co-chair of organizing committee for the Conservative Party leadership race, told CTV News Channel that the Pride event "wasn't part of the decision-making process" and that organizers wanted to hold the vote "as quickly as possible."

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