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Premier Ford marches in York Region Pride event

Last Updated Jun 15, 2019 at 11:42 pm EDT

Ontario Premier Doug Ford marched in the York Region Pride Parade on Saturday.

The premier marched alongside provincial Attorney General Caroline Mulroney and police at the Newmarket event.

Earlier this month, Ford confirmed he would not be marching in this year’s Toronto Pride parade because organizers have again banned police in uniform from taking part.

Uniformed officers were banned from marching in the parade in 2017 after concerns of racial profiling.

A spokesperson for Ford said the premier has always said he will attend the parade when front-line police officers are allowed to participate in uniform.

While Ford has said he has no problem going to Pride events, there was no advance notice given by Ford’s office that he would be attending the event.

Ford’s late brother Rob never attended the parade when he was mayor of Toronto, citing an annual family trip to the cottage scheduled at the same time.