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in Barrie and Simcoe County

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Several articles pertaining to the tragic death of Jason (Bear) Marche
and details of the negligence and fraud committed by slumlord Jason Hejja can be found at

If you haven't done so, please sign our petition seeking the prosecution of the slumlord, Jason Hejja at

Barrie Pride Orlando Vigil

Our producer was honoured to be asked to record this vigil as its record would be important to many

On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old security guard, entering the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida and opening fire with automatic weapons. He was eventually shot and killed by Orlando Police Department officers after a three-hour standoff, but not before he had murdered 49 people and wounded 53 others in a hate crime motivated terrorist attack against the LGBTQ community. This single largest mass murder of LGBTQ people sent massive ripples through the United States and Canada, culminating in vigils such as this one held in Barrie.