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Smile, stand up for women

If ever you think the battle for equality is over, just look at what is happening around the world.

After Turkey’s vice prime minister complained on July 28 that Turkey’s society is in moral decline and that women who don’t control their laughs in public are part of the problem, women in Turkey and other countries began tweeting pictures of themselves laughing under the hash tag #kahkaha. ‘You can’t stop us from smiling,' tweeted Saira Kahn on Twitter on July 30. PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF SAIRA KAHN ON TWITTER

 

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Smile, stand up for women

If ever you think the battle for equality is over, just look at what is happening around the world.

After Turkey’s vice prime minister complained on July 28 that Turkey’s society is in moral decline and that women who don’t control their laughs in public are part of the problem, women in Turkey and other countries began tweeting pictures of themselves laughing under the hash tag #kahkaha. ‘You can’t stop us from smiling,' tweeted Saira Kahn on Twitter on July 30. PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF SAIRA KAHN ON TWITTER

 

  
Parliamentary Calendar
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Politicians, Candidates come out for Toronto Pride Parade, June 28, 2015 June 29, 2015

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On Sunday, Toronto didn't have to wait for the rain to stop for the rainbows to appear, or the politicians. Pictured here, federal and Ontario Liberal leaders Justin Trudeau and Kathleen Wynne, joined by MPs Chrystia Freeland, Carolyn Bennett, and Bob Rae. Candidates Bill Morneau, Salma Zahid, and Bill Blair were there, too.

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NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, really playing up the beard thing at this year's pride.

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Green Party Leader Elizabeth May alongside candidates Gord Miller, Mike Schreiner, and deputy leader of the Green Party of Ontario, Mark Daye.

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A first this year was a Conservative contingent actually walking in the parade. They were calling themselves the LGTBTories. Among them were MP Bernard Trottier, candidate for Toronto-Centre Julian Di Battista, and Status of Women and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.

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NDP Toronto MPs Matthew Kellway and Craig Scott, with Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and candidate for Toronto-Centre Linda McQuaig.

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Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett carrying the banner with the Women's College Hospital in the parade.

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In an appearance that has sparked some backlash among social-conservative Conservatives, MPPs Jack MacLaren and Lisa MacLeod marched alongside Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Leader Patrick Brown.

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