Justin Trudeau becomes first Canadian PM to march in Toronto's Pride parade [Photos]

Justin Trudeau has made history by marching with tens of thousands of people in Toronto's Gay Pride parade, becoming the country's first sitting prime minister to participate.

FP Staff July 04, 2016 15:31:26 IST
(Left to right) Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Toronto Mayor John Tory march with tens of thousands of people in Toronto's Gay Pride parade. Photo Courtesy: AP
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(Left to right) Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Toronto Mayor John Tory march with tens of thousands of people in Toronto's Gay Pride parade. Photo Courtesy: AP
Justin Trudeau becomes Canada's first sitting prime minister to participate. Photo Courtesy: AP
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Justin Trudeau becomes Canada's first sitting prime minister to participate. Photo Courtesy: AP
Thunderous applause greeted Trudeau as he paraded down a main Toronto artery, waving a Canadian maple-leaf flag bordered with a rainbow. Photo Courtesy: AP
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Thunderous applause greeted Trudeau as he paraded down a main Toronto artery, waving a Canadian maple-leaf flag bordered with a rainbow. Photo Courtesy: AP
Members of the crowd posed for selfies with Trudeau, even as others chanted his name as he passed by. Photo Courtesy: AP
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Members of the crowd posed for selfies with Trudeau, even as others chanted his name as he passed by. Photo Courtesy: AP
The youthful politician donned a salmon-coloured, button-down shirt and white jeans, taking selfies and shaking hands with those lining the parade route. Photo Courtesy: AP
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The youthful politician donned a salmon-coloured, button-down shirt and white jeans, taking selfies and shaking hands with those lining the parade route. Photo Courtesy: AP
Trudeau also walked in the annual parade last year as head of the Liberal Party. Here, he hugs Mayor John Tory. Photo Courtesy: AP
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Trudeau also walked in the annual parade last year as head of the Liberal Party. Here, he hugs Mayor John Tory. Photo Courtesy: AP
The city tightened security, but kept the enhanced measures discreet to maintain a festive spirit. Photo Courtesy: AP
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The city tightened security, but kept the enhanced measures discreet to maintain a festive spirit. Photo Courtesy: AP