Pride Toronto lands in the red — highest deficit in years and cop ban likely to blame

I sure hope Pride‘s organizers are proud of themselves.

The organization’s 2017 audited financial statements — on the agenda of Wednesday’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) — show Pride Toronto likely took a major financial hit this year over the controversial decision to ban cops from marching in the June 25 parade.

The statements show the organization lost a whopping $1.3 million and was forced to eat up all of its $848,124 surplus — accumulated over the past several years — to bring the deficit down to a still problematic $458,209.

Tax Payers should not be forced to subsidize this unnecessary display.

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  • BillyHW

    Your taxes will be raised to bail them out.

    “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.” — God

  • Le Fox

    Let them go broke. They rely on our money for their medicine, anyways.

  • andycanuck

    Let’s not jump to conclusions. Maybe the Caribana staff have taken over.

    • BillyHW

      They don’t use squirt guns at Caribana.

  • Shebel

    I don’t even know what a ‘FAG’ is anymore.
    You perverts all act like Muslims.
    Once we accept one bit of your perversion–
    You find another one.
    It NEVER ends.

    • Watchman

      The FAG is the Film Actors Guild, shown in the definitive true documentary Team America: World Police. I believe that Alec Baldwin might face some stiff competition with Kevin Spacey coming out and announcing his superior qualifications as the new leader of FAG. /sarc

  • kkruger71

    What exactly are the costs for the parade organizers? Honest question here.
    Does the city charge them anything for permits to close the roads? Do they have to pay for the police that work the event? Really curious if there are hard costs to run it or if this is all for promotion, propaganda, and the costs of the floats, stages for the concerts, etc.

    • Clausewitz

      Good question.

  • WalterBannon

    good

  • Blind Druid

    You need a bag box of popcorn to sit back and watch Big Homo vs. BLM. Effing hilarious stuff.