THE DUEL

The Vancouver Police Department's armoured response vehicle is seen in a file photo.

Police at Pride? No tanks

One day a year, smiling police officers dance on parade floats and shoot water pistols at the crowd.

Black Lives Matter at Toronto's Pride parade held in downtown Toronto, on July 3, 2016. (Ernest Doroszuk/Postmedia Network)

Pride bans besmirch police

Furor over police participation in Pride parades are another example of how far-left radicals seek to unearth old injustices and conjure new oppression in an era of unprecedented tolerance and diversity.