Photos: Politicians show their colours at the Vancouver Pride parade
The Vancouver Pride parade always attracts lots of politicians.
There were conflicting stories about the premier, however. Earlier in the week, I reported that she wouldn't march in the parade.
That was followed by this tweet from the Vancouver Sun's Jonathan Fowlie: "Premier Christy Clark will be at the Vancouver Pride parade this weekend with at least two other Liberal MLAs. Last year Libs sent no one."
Maybe she showed up at the start of the parade on Robson Street. But down on Denman, Clark was nowhere to be seen in the tiny group of B.C. Liberals. (See photo below.)
It's not a big deal anyway, because Clark's political career is likely over by next spring.
Besides, Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson also didn't show up. In the video below, I spotted several Vision politicians, including park commissioner Niki Sharma and councillors Tim Stevenson, Heather Deal, and Andrea Reimer. On the back of the vehicle, you can see Green councillor Adriane Carr, who decided not to walk with other members of her party.
Vancouver park commissioner Niki Sharma goes to the front of the line.
The parade featured perennial participants like Hedy Fry, who shimmered in green.
The smoothest politician of them all, however, just might have been NDP Leader Adrian Dix.
Flanked by two gay MLAs, Mike Farnworth and Spencer Chandra Herbert, there could be no doubt whose side Dix was on when it came to equal rights for the LGBT community.
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