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CSIS Participation in Ottawa Pride Parade

August 21, 2016

Ottawa, Sunday, August 21, 2016 – The Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), Michel Coulombe, made the following statement regarding CSIS participation in the Capital Pride Parade today in Ottawa:

“The Canadian Security Intelligence Service proudly marched, for the first time, in the Ottawa region’s Capital Pride Parade today.  CSIS recognizes the value of diversity in our workplace. Our greatest challenges will only be addressed by engaging and drawing upon the talents of all parts of our society.

By participating in today’s parade, CSIS shows its commitment to the tolerance, inclusiveness, and respect for the sexual diversity of our employees, who work for the protection of Canada’s national security and the safety of Canadians.

I’m very happy to express my agency’s ‘pride’ in participating in today’s parade.”


Media Relations
Canadian Security Intelligence Service

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