Letter dated July 5 from John Tory to Mike McCormack, president, Toronto Police Association.
I just wanted to write you a short note in light of all of the debate currently taking place with regard to Pride and our police.
It has been a hallmark of Toronto Pride parades up to and including 2016 that the members of our Police Service have both marched in the Parade itself and kept it a safe and happy event.
I for one appreciate both the support for Pride and all that it represents coming from the police officers who march as well as the professional way in which they have kept Pride and its participants safe all these years.
I am confident Pride and its supporters, including me, will be successful in seeing this participation continue in the years to come.