"I’ve often said that to me, the Pride parade reminds me of what the Peace Walk in Vancouver used to be in the '80s when upwards of 50,000 people would come out. The expression of love and positive feeling toward each other is what I find incredible at the parade, and it’s fun. People have water guns, and things happen spontaneously. The NDP will have a big contingent in it this year. Jack has been often in the past. He won’t be there this year, and I’m going to be thinking of him when I'm there."