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Watch Justin Trudeau raise a Pride flag on Parliament Hill for the first time ever

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Watch Justin Trudeau raise a Pride flag on Parliament Hill for the first time ever
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did something truly historical this week: He raised a Pride flag on Parliament Hill for the first time ever in the country's history.  

The flag was raised on a temporary flag pole in front of Centre Block to help kick off Pride Month and pay tribute to all those brave men and women who have "fought a long time" for equal LGBT rights in Canada.

"This is a great day for Canada and it's part of a long series of milestones this country has hit over the years,” Trudeau declared. “It hasn't been easy, it hasn't been automatic, a lot of people fought for a long time for this day to happen.”

”Canada is united in its defence of rights and it's standing up for LGBTQ rights. And quite frankly, we still have more work to do," he concluded. 

This is not the first time Trudeau has openly shown his support for the LGBT community. Remember, he launched his election campaign at last year’s Pride parade in Vancouver, then joined NDP leader Tom Mulcair and Bloc Québécois leader Gilles Duceppe at Montreal's parade. 

Bravo, Trudeau. BRAVO!