Trudeau vows to continue campaign amid blackface scandal

  • Friday 20, September 2019 03:20 PM
  • Trudeau vows to continue campaign amid blackface scandal
Sharjah24 – Reuters: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed to continue his re-election campaign and asked for forgiveness on Thursday (September 19) after pictures of him in blackface emerged with less than five weeks before the national vote.
Other images have since emerged and Trudeau said he was "wary" of ruling out the existence of even more because he could not remember those that already come to light.

Answering questions from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Trudeau said that his privilege as the white son of former prime minister Pierre Trudeau had come with a "blindspot."

"I come from a place of privilege and I have endeavored in my life to put the advantages and opportunities I've been given to serve this country, to fight for people's rights," he said.

Earlier, Trudeau held a conference call for all his 338 candidates at the election.