Author Topic: Edmonton Pride Festival 2019 canceled.  (Read 832 times)

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Re: Edmonton Pride Festival 2019 canceled.
« Reply #30 on: April 17, 2019, 12:46:10 am »
Edmonton used to lead the country in gun violence for major cities. Toronto used to be behind other major cities, but unfortunately it has become the worst major city in the past year. They are still however behind many smaller centers.

Despite being one of Canada's most violent cities, Edmonton hasn't had the tension between black people and police that Toronto has had, mostly because Edmonton has a much smaller black community than Toronto, and hasn't historically had the black gang problems that Toronto has had. For Edmonton (and other prairie cities) the native community has been the epicenter of gang activity and a disproportionate share of violent crime.

I have no idea what this has to do with Pride.  The Edmonton Pride Festival Society was completely onboard with barring uniformed police and military personnel from the event. It was the Spaces Of Colour/RaricaNow letter of additional demands that caused the cancellation.

 -k
« Last Edit: April 17, 2019, 12:48:12 am by kimmy »
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