TORONTO, Ont. – It is one of the biggest parties in the world, the Toronto Pride parade.
About one million people are expected to watch the spectacle, which will traverse the downtown core.
However, one Toronto councillor Giorgio Mammoliti told 680News that he will be asking city officials to pull the funding for Pride.
The reason why is because he said he heard anti-Israeli remarks during Saturday’s Dyke March.
“Chanting against Israel was there, I heard it and I taped it. The only difference is that they didn’t march under the Quai banner.”
“They were a part of the parade, the organizers of that parade are Pride. So this group came in, very clearly, were allowed to do what they were doing,” said Mammoliti.
Mammoliti is referring to the controversial activist group, “Queers against Israeli Apartheid,” who had said they were not going to attend this year’s Pride parade.
Pride receives about $150,000 funding from the city.