Pride organizers announce prime minister to attend 2016 parade in Vancouver

By The Canadian Press
June 30, 2016 - 10:28am

VANCOUVER — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will march in Vancouver’s annual pride parade.

The Prime Minister’s Office has confirmed a twitter post from the Vancouver Pride Society that says it is excited to announce Trudeau’s participation in the July 31 parade.

The society says Trudeau becomes the first sitting prime minister to take part in the celebration, which attracts more than 500,000 spectators.

He is already a veteran of the festivities, having attended in 2014 and 2015.

A spokeswoman in the PMO could not say if Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau would accompany her husband in the Vancouver parade.

Trudeau’s office confirmed in February that he would take part in the Toronto pride parade on July 3.

Northern Gateway pipeline approval stymied after court quashes approval

Join the Discussion

We are happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules: Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards. See full commenting rules.