Conservatives Work In Playful Jab At Trudeau During Pride Parade

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Federal and provincial Conservatives managed to sneak in a little joke while marching in Toronto's Pride parade on Sunday.

Interim Tory Leader Rona Ambrose and Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown walked with supporters, some of which held signs that poked fun at Justin Trudeau's "because it's 2015" quote.

A few of the banners read "because it's the current year," a playful jab at the prime minister's answer last November when asked why a gender-equal cabinet was important to him.

Ambrose shared some images of the event on her Facebook page:

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Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose and Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown march in Toronto's Pride parade on July 3, 2016. (Rona Ambrose/Facebook)

The Tories have used the "current year" joke before on their Twitter and Facebook channels.


Trudeau has marched in the parade in previous years, but his appearance on Sunday marked the first time a sitting prime minister has attended the event.

Tory MPP Lisa MacLeod, who took to the pages of the Ottawa Sun last year to encourage Tories to participate in similar events, was also in attendance.

All three declared candidates for the federal Tory leadership — Kellie Leitch, Michael Chong, and Maxime Bernier — also marched. Bernier invited supporters to join him in the celebration with this image on Facebook:

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