Montreal Pride organizer says parade was cancelled because hiring staff was 'never done'

The executive director of Montreal Pride said the lack of security staff that forced the last-minute cancellation of Sunday's parade boils down to an oversight: People needed to be hired and they never were.

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Gears244
Gears244
271 · 2 months ago · Reddit

Mayor literally said she would of been willing to provide whatever funding was needed to properly organise the even, no one was made aware of the situation and lack of staff.

Who ever was in charge of organizing the parade should be held accountable, not police or anyone else.

City would of done what was needed as it is a popular event but nobody spoke up.

Jose_Canseco_Jr
Jose_Canseco_Jr
211 · 2 months ago · Reddit

"hey did anybody remember to hire security staff?"

🦗 🦗

...

"damn I wish I hadn't waited to ask until the morning of the event.."

contrariancaribou
contrariancaribou
169 · 2 months ago · Reddit

This still doesn't add up, leading up to a parade/​event of this size there are multiple meetings and check ins that would have flagged this supposed "hired but unassigned staff situation". You go over the route with SPVM, detail how many people would be working and control points, where paramedics would be stationed, the people to contact etc etc. You have a briefing meeting for all the hired/​volunteer staff in the days prior. For it to only become apparent at 8am the morning of you either had no one doing that job or the most incompetent buffoon in charge or the parade portion.

UncleGeorge
UncleGeorge
84 · 2 months ago · Reddit

lol what the fuck. Simon Gamache tu es un asti d'incompétent.

gabmori7
gabmori7
78 · 2 months ago · Reddit

J'aime comment les gens ont sauté aux conclusions hier: menace de groupe d'extrême droite, faute du SPVM, etc.

C'est généralement une bonne idée d'attendre un peu!

randomoniummtl
randomoniummtl
44 · 2 months ago · Reddit

I didn't know it could be possible to be this incompetent. Gamache needs to step down ASAP.

doyoubleednow
doyoubleednow
37 · 2 months ago · Reddit

If the organizer is reading this. You failed us. Step down.

Novel_Proposal_9294
Novel_Proposal_9294
36 · 2 months ago · Reddit

At some point along the line someone sent an email at 3pm on a Friday and shit went off the rails from there.

idkwhatsqc
idkwhatsqc
34 · 2 months ago · Reddit

It's funny how when I heard about this I said that we shouldn't be so quick to blame the police. Then i was called out for defending the police. They were just the messenger confirming that there weren't enough security but then were blamed completely. A real shoot the mesenger moment.

All being said, i normally don't like the police, but the hate they get for doing their job is sad. Especially in this case, uninformed people just jumped on blaming them.

cyraxri
cyraxri
33 · 2 months ago · Reddit

That gentleman, Gamache, should resign. How an executive director could forget to hire staff... Especially during all those planification prior the day of event.

And none of the others managers didn't light out the problem?

I guess, the new director thought he will be able to surf past organisation success.

Totemlyrad
Totemlyrad
13 · 2 months ago · Reddit

Was the most basic of project management software unavailable to the person responsible? How about a 'white board' & dry erase markers? One with a list of things one requires to do a parade and perhaps a box to check next to same, or failing that, crossing out the items on the list that have been completed. I don't know, I didn't go a fancy university like McGill, I went to Concordia with its 'real education for the real world'.

Calm_Analysis303
Calm_Analysis303
10 · 2 months ago · Reddit

Hahahahahah

Je suis du bord "Not my monkeys, not my circus", mais crisse, c'est tellement n'importe quoi.

Je veux dire, mettons que quelqu'un qui serait "anti-cette-parade-là" aurait réussit à se faire engager dans un poste clée, je suis même pas sur si il aurait été capable de faire mieux que ça pour toute scrapper.

C'est tellement de la grande incompétence que j'ai de la misère a croire que ça pas été fait par exprès.

Com'on. XD

Le monde "de l'autre bord" vont se dire que finalement y'on pas a se battre contre ça, y'on juste a attendre qu'ils se tirent dans le pieds eux même.

lanzo2740
lanzo2740
7 · 2 months ago · Reddit

With their budget they should of just subcontracted the security out and not have to worry about the hiring.

christopher_mtrl
christopher_mtrl
6 · 2 months ago · Reddit

Je trouve qu'il y a deux fuckups majeurs. Non seulement l'annulation elle même, mais la communication hier. Faire une sortie le matin pour annoncer que c'était un manque de benevole et une demande du SPVM d'annuler la parade a contribué à :

  • Conforter les homophobes de tout genre qui estiment que la majorité de la population ne soutient pas la cause ("Ah, ya même pas assez de benevoles, vous voyez bien qu'on est la majorité silencieuse").
  • Contribuer à la dégradation de la relation entre la de police et la communauté.

Il y avait dans le premier fuckup la possibilité de montrer le soutient des partenaires et de la population, en faisant en appel urgent à tous par exemple. À la place, on a eu beaucoup de dommages, et à mon avis une incompétence non seulement technique, mais aussi morale.

rx3864
rx3864
5 · 2 months ago · Reddit

Reminds me of the documentary I watched called Woodstock 99 lol