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Trudeau's support holds after apology for wearing brownface

Sep. 21, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged that he let down his supporters — and all Canadians of color — by appearing years ago in brownface and blackface. Yet the scandal's fallout may be limited in a country without the harsh and still-divisive racial history of the...

Trudeau's support holds after apology for wearing brownface

Sep. 20, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged Friday that he let down his supporters — and all Canadians of color — by appearing years ago in brownface and blackface. Yet the scandal's fallout may be limited in a country without the harsh and still-divisive racial history...

The Latest: Trudeau says he didn't recall brownface pictures

Sep. 20, 2019 3:13 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on revelations of Canadian leader Justin Trudeau's past use of blackface, brownface makeup (all times local): 3 p.m. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he's wary of being definitive about how many times he's worn brown or blackface because he didn't recall the recent...

AP Explains: Brownface part of racist face makeup history

Sep. 20, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The scandal surrounding Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after a yearbook photo showing him in brownface at a 2001 costume party was published is bringing attention to a practice that scholars say white people have been using for years to demean minorities. In the picture,...

Canada's Trudeau comes under fire over brownface photo

Sep. 19, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — At a time when bigotry seems on the rise around the world and doors are being shut, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has become known as a champion of diversity. Now, amid his bid for re-election, that reputation is under attack in a furor triggered by a photo of him in brownface at a...

Trudeau can look to US politicians amid brownface scandal

Sep. 19, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau need only look to the United States for lessons on how to survive the furor over a photo of him in brownface at a costume party nearly two decades ago. A few Southern politicians responded to similar scandals recently with denials, apologies...

'A dumb thing to do': Trudeau apologizes for brownface

Sep. 18, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian leader Justin Trudeau's campaign was hit Wednesday by the publication of a yearbook photo showing him in brownface makeup at a 2001 costume party. The prime minister apologized and said "it was a dumb thing to do." Time magazine posted the photo, which it says was published in the...

The Latest: Opposition says Trudeau unfit to lead Canada

Sep. 18, 2019 10:14 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Latest on the emergence of a photo showing Canadian leader Justin Trudeau in brownface makeup at a costume party in 2001 (all times local): 10:10 p.m. Conservative leader Andrew Scheer says a yearbook photo showing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in brownface makeup at a costume...

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau says he should have known better after photo surfaces showing him wearing brownface

Sep. 18, 2019 8:23 PM EDT
TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau says he should have known better after photo surfaces showing him wearing brownface.

Canada's Trudeau begins reelection bid ahead of Oct. 21 vote

Sep. 11, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau launched his reelection campaign Wednesday, saying that Canadians need to decide whether they want to return to the "failed policies" of a conservative government that believes in cuts and austerity. Trudeau kicked off his bid to remain in office ahead...