TORONTO — The newly appointed deputy Conservative party leader Leona Alleslev has apologized for comparing gay Pride parades to St. Patrick’s Day.
Alleslev made the comments in a radio conversation about the Conservative leader’s stance on same-sex marriage. Unlike other federal party leaders, Tory leader Andrew Scheer has never marched in a Pride parade.
“Have we asked anybody if they marched in a St. Patrick’s Day parade?” Alleslev said on CBC Radio’s The House on Saturday morning. “I think that that’s obviously his choice and we live in a country where that’s his choice.”