Halifax police announced that they will not take part in this year’s Pride Parade, scheduled to take place on June 22. Officers will be permitted to participate out of uniform, but no official police floats will be allowed take part in the parade.
Kellie Leitch, Member of Parliament for Simcoe – Grey and candidate for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada, slams Toronto Pride for caving in to the demands put forward by Black Lives Matter, including banning Police from participating in the Pride Parade.
Black Lives Matter – Toronto (BLM – TO), the self proclaimed “coalition of Black Torontonians resisting anti-Black racism, state-sponsored violence, police brutality,” shared on its official Facebook page a letter that allegedly was sent last week by Toronto Mayor John Tory to BLM-TO.
On December 6, 2016, Toronto city council gave the William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations to Black Lives Matter TO, the self proclaimed “coalition of Black Torontonians resisting anti-Black racism, state-sponsored violence, police brutality.” According to the official website of the City of Toronto, the City’s Access, Equity and Human Rights (AEHR) Awards “recognize people who, or programs that, ...
The Honourable Ministers, Yasir Naqvi, Ralph Goodale, Stephane Dion, and Harjit Sajjan, I implore you and everyone in your Governments to carefully listen to the entire webinar by the Medina (Saudi) born and trained Clergy and Islamic marriage Counsellor who was appointed by your Toronto Police in October.
Police spokesperson Meaghan Gray told CBC News that Musleh Khan, who was recently appointed to Toronto police chaplain, met with Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders, and “would like an opportunity to be heard by members of the Toronto Police Service.” She added, “We will be facilitating that opportunity. In the meantime, he continues as a volunteer chaplain.”
The conservative political and social commentary site “The Rebel” has launched a petition calling on Toronto Police Services to “fire their newest Muslim Chaplain [Musleh Khan] right now or risk having a bigoted Islamic fundamentalist acting as advisor to their forces.”