When Mayor Rob Ford went on vacation instead of attending Toronto's gay pride parade, the national media erupted in outrage that Mr. Ford was "legitimizing hate" by not attending. Fast forward to last weekend when the Liberal Premier of British Columbia Christy Clark skipped Vancouver's pride parade for a vacation, and where is the outrage in the media? Where are the headlines at the Globe and Mail? Listening to talk radio here in Vancouver yesterday, there was some speculation that she skipped the parade intentionally to try and appeal to Conservatives. I'm not sure I believe that. It's just ironic how the media treats these two comparable stories with completely opposite levels of attention. If it was deliberate, I'm not sure it was intelligent because Christy's strength is supposed to be her left flank. She won the leadership nomination with overwhelming support from NDP held ridings.
The Soloman Show dedicated no time to the BC Premier skipping Vancouver's pride parade, unlike the furor that followed the decision of Rob Ford.