Yesterday, Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau apologized after his photo wearing brownface during a school “Arabian Nights”-themed gala event in 2001 surfaced on internet.
Times Magazine published this photo in the yearbook from the West Point Grey Academy, a private school in Vancouver, B.C., where Trudeau worked as a teacher before entering politics.
After this huge controversy, Trudeau apologizes by saying," “I shouldn’t have done it. I should have known better, but I didn’t,” “And I’m really sorry.”
“I stand here before Canadians as I will throughout this campaign and talk about the work we have to do to make a better country together,” Trudeau said. “And I am going to continue to stay focused on that and continue to work to fight intolerance and discrimination, even though obviously I made a mistake in the past.”He was asked to resign from position about which he did not give a clear answer.
Today again, another similar video emerged leading to more questions about his views about other communities.
Now the major question arises, will Trudeau still run for re-election?
When asked during press conference today, if he considered dropping out of his reelection bid, Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau appeared to confirm that he plans to stay in the race.
Trudeau said," After speaking to colleagues and community leaders, I will continue to do the work that is necessary to keep us moving forward in the right way."
"Canadians have an important choice to make on Oct. 21 and I trust Canadians to make that right choice," he said.
Trudeau went on to say that he hopes Canadians will support him and his party.