Queers Against Israeli Apartheid To Return to Toronto Pride 2012:
CIJA: Queers Against Israeli Apartheid to Return to Toronto Pride
"The activist group Queers Against Israeli Apartheid plans to return to the Pride parade this summer raising the possibility of another battle over whether to provide city money to the major gay festival. The group, also known as QuAIA skipped Pride last year to deny Rob Ford what it called a 'pretext' to withdraw the city;s grant...
'The funding decision is the city's itself,' said Howard English, senior vice-president of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs.
'None of us here at CIJA are members of council. We don't have a vote. But we certainly hope that in making its decision, council keeps in mind the hateful nature of QuAIA's messaging and the extend to which it's divorced from the reality of public opinion among the people of Toronto'
CIJA: Howard English (416) 631-5735 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rob Ford & Toronto Council
Hands Off QuAIA! Hands off Pride! Free Palestine!