London Mayor Matt Brown is apologizing for the action taken by a former mayor in 1995. Dianne Haskett, mayor from 1994 to 2000, refused to issue a Gay Pride proclamation that year. Haskett said at the time that there was a policy to decline controversial proclamations. Council also voted against issuing the proclamation. The Homophile Association of London (HALO) filed a Human Rights Complaint. Haskett and the City of London were found to have discriminated against HALO. They were each fined $5,000. Brown said in talking to members of the LGBT+ community and former city councillors, it was felt an apology should be issued.
January 4 / CTV News