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OPP and Dunnville Pride Events
All Canadians deserve to feel safe and to have their most fundamental rights protected. That is why it is important for the Government of Canada to work to address the historical and ongoing inequality faced by people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and two-spirit (LGBTQ2). This was a vital part of the Government of Canada’s effort to create a stronger, more diverse, and more inclusive society.
In 2018, the town of Dunnville hosted a Gay Pride event to celebrate the diversity of the gay, queer and bi-sexual community in the surrounding areas. On the day of the event, several Christian protestors attended the event and attempted to disrupt it. While officers were dispatched to the scene, they were met with public outcry for their mishandling of the event and lack of effective resources initially directed to the event.
You will be expected to research the history of the event and the day in question as well as locate relevant social media posts, videos and content to make an assessment of the police response. The lens will be both from a security and Police Services Act perspective and social and community building relationship building perspective. Your analysis of the event, the relevant social media and legal framework will drive your critical assessment of the “actors” involved in the event. In addition, a review of public safety concerns should underpin your review of the information in its totality.
It will be incumbent on the student to locate all relevant material related to the Gay Pride event in an attempt to assess its voracity and relevancy as well as the overall concern for Government agencies and public and private sector professionals