Premier Doug Ford will not attend Toronto Pride parade due to exclusion of police participation - 2019-06-03
In a statement to Global News, Ivana Yelich, a spokesperson for Ford, said: "Premier Ford has always said he will attend Toronto's Pride parade when our front-line police officers are allowed to participate in uniform. He wishes all the organizers of Pride Toronto all the best for a successful month and festival weekend."
Uniformed officers were banned from marching in the parade back in 2017 after concerns of racial profiling. In 2018, the disappearance of men in Toronto's Church-Wellesley Village was among the reasons uniformed officers were once again banned.