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Andrew Scheer's absence from Vancouver Pride Parade speaks volumes about upcoming election, analysts say - 2019-08-06

F94.png Andrew Scheer's absence from Vancouver Pride Parade speaks volumes about upcoming election, analysts say August 6, 2019, Jen St. Denis, Toronto Star

VANCOUVER—Among the thousands of people who gathered to support and celebrate Vancouver's LGBTQ community on Sunday were Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and federal Green Party Leader Elizabeth May.

Notably missing from the group — and the smiley, celebratory photos of the political foes marching together — was Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, who has declined to participate in any Pride parades this year.

That's in contrast to previous years, when former Conservative leader Rona Ambrose marched in Toronto's Pride Parade in 2016 and when former Progressive Conservative leader Joe Clark was grand marshal of Calgary's parade in 2001.

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{{cite news | first = Jen St. | last = Denis | title = Andrew Scheer's absence from Vancouver Pride Parade speaks volumes about upcoming election, analysts say | url = https://www.thestar.com/vancouver/2019/08/06/andrew-scheers-absence-from-vancouver-pride-parade-speaks-volumes-about-upcoming-election-analysts-say.html | work = Toronto Star | date = August 6, 2019 | accessdate = August 7, 2019 }}