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Notes & Analysis on the Procedural Complaints Expressed at the Pride Toronto Dispute Resolution Hearing on June 27, 2012

June 29th, 2012 Comments off

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For Immediate Release  –  June 29, 2012
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Queer Ontario attended the first hearings of Pride Toronto’s Dispute Resolution Process (“DRP”) on June 27, 2012, to monitor and document a process that we consider to be highly problematic. Heard was the case mounted by B’nai Brith’s Human Rights League (“B’nai Brith”) against the participation of Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (“QuAIA”) in the Toronto Pride Parade, where a number of complaints came forward regarding the process. We are providing these complaints here for public awareness.
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Our notes and analysis:


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QuAIA’s procedural complaints:

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The entire document, with QuAIA’s complaints appended, can be downloaded here:
Queer Ontario Dispute Resolution Hearing Notes
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Call to Action: Ask Pride Toronto to Dismantle the Dispute Resolution Process

June 26th, 2012 Comments off

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June 25, 2012 — For Immediate Release
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In the advent of the complaints that were filed with Pride Toronto’s Dispute Resolution Process (DRP) against Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (QuAIA) – two of which have been removed and new ones lodged – we are reiterating our call for the dissolution of the DRP and invite other LGBTQ groups and organizations to oppose its use and do the same…
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Simply pick and choose your reason(s) for opposing the Process and/or add your own. Then email it to the Pride Toronto offices at office@pridetoronto.com
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For greater resonance, you can even email the co-chairs directly at francisco.alvarez@pridetoronto.com and luka.amona@pridetoronto.com
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Click here to send your message to all three emails.
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A downloadable version of the Call can be found here:
Call to Action: Dispute Resolution Process
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Give the Pride Toronto Board your two cents!
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The Queer Ontario Steering Committee
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