A matter of pride

Neither the provincial Liberals nor the party's MLAs have participated in the Vancouver Pride Parade for the past two years, according to the head of the society responsible for the event. Asked why what that was, party communications director Chad Pederson said, "We, of course, support the Pride Parade. We posted a message on our twitter account over the weekend wishing everyone a happy Pride. But we haven't received an invitation in our office to participate."

A caucus spokesperson said individual government MLAs didn't receive invitations either, leaving them "with no official role to play."

But, in an interview with Public Eye, Vancouver Pride Society president Ken Coolie said there are no parade invitations.

"We don't actively look for entries," he explained. "It's an application system. And people apply and they come on. So I'm not sure the reality of why they choose not to" participate.

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