Saskatchewan Party MLAs barred from Regina Pride parade over school pronoun law

REGINA — Organizers for Regina’s Pride parade have barred legislature members with the governing Saskatchewan Party from participating in the event in June.

Queen City Pride says the ban is a result of Premier Scott Moe’s government passing legislation last year that prevents children under 16 from changing their names or pronouns at school without parental consent.

The province invoked the notwithstanding clause in tabling the legislation, arguing parents should have a role in decisions their children make at school.

Queen City Pride says it is also not holding a flag−raising ceremony at the legislature for Pride month.

It says it will not allow Saskatchewan Party MLAs to “masquerade” as supporters for one month of the year.

Some Saskatchewan Party politicians have taken part in Pride parades in Regina and Saskatoon in recent years.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 13, 2024.

The Canadian Press