September 19, 2019 / 3:57 PM / 5 months ago

Canada PM calls Liberal candidates to apologise for brown face scandal

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau campaigns for the upcoming election in Truro, Nova Scotia, September 18, 2019. REUTERS/John Morris

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday held a conference call with election candidates from his Liberal Party to apologise for a 2001 picture showing him in brown face, said a Liberal source.

“The prime minister expressed his apology and regret .. and said this is the moment for us to continue to work together to understand the pain of people who are on the receiving end of racism,” said the source, who listened to the call.

Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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