May 24, 2024
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Ric McIver defends March for Jesus attendance

PC leadership candidate Ric McIver is trying to clear the air after participating in a March for Jesus over the weekend.

The annual event took place in Calgary on Sunday.

The website belonging to the organizers of the parade strongly condemns homosexuals.

In a statement released this morning, McIver said he does not share the beliefs of organizers.

McIver says he is a Roman Catholic, and he deplores “discrimination against all groups and individuals without exception.”

The statement 

Ric McIver statement

The contrast 

Meanwhile, Twitter users pointed to a marked divide on how another PC leadership candidate spent their day — Thomas Lukaszuk participated in the presentation of Alberta’s first gender-altered child birth certifcate.

Lukaszuk responded to the tweet on Twitter, by posting a photo of him and a priest, saying, “That’s all good, but selfies and face painting with my parish RC priest today is way more fun.” 

The PC MLA declined to comment to the CBC about McIver’s participation in the March, but said he has been approached by same group to attend events and declined.

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