Rob Ford still wants Pride flag taken down

Pride flag flies at Toronto City Hall Friday February 7, 2014. (Veronica Henri/Toronto Sun)

Pride flag flies at Toronto City Hall Friday February 7, 2014. (Veronica Henri/Toronto Sun)

Don Peat, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:28 PM ET

Mayor Rob Ford still wants the Pride flag flying at City Hall taken down.

Ford confirmed Tuesday he still objects to the flag — raised last week to show solidarity with Russian gay rights advocates during the Sochi Olympics —- and has asked for it to be removed.

“The bottom line is, again, this is about the Olympics, this is about supporting our athletes,” Ford said. “The number of calls I’m getting is overwhelming — they want the Canadian flag there.”


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