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Canada NDP leader says damage from Trudeau videos, photos can't be underestimated

19:25  19 september  2019
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Liberal election plane damaged in Victoria after media bus drives under wing

Liberal election plane damaged in Victoria after media bus drives under wing VICTORIA — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's election plane sustained some damage in Victoria after a media bus drove under one of its wings Wednesday night. The plane had just landed in the British Columbia capital after transporting Trudeau, his team and several journalists travelling with the campaign across the country for Day 1 of the federal election race. A bus was parked close to the plane to transport the journalists from the tarmac. As it departed, it drove under the wing of the plane, making a loud scraping sound as the top of the bus slowly dragged under the wing. Trudeau has a busy flight schedule planned for Thursday with stops in Kamloops, B.C.

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HAMILTON — Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says the damage caused by photos and a video of Justin Trudeau in racist makeup cannot be underestimated, and underscores the importance of electing a New Democratic government.

The comments came on what is arguably the most important day of Singh's political career, as people turn to see how the first visible minority to lead a federal party in Canada responds to Trudeau having worn blackface and brownface makeup.

Speaking with small business owners to discuss his plan to introduce universal pharmacare and expand public dental coverage, Singh says many Canadians who have faced racism are hurting over Trudeau's actions.

Plane B, redux: Liberal campaign gets new plane after bus-wing collision

Plane B, redux: Liberal campaign gets new plane after bus-wing collision VANCOUVER — Justin Trudeau's federal election campaign is ready to get off the ground — again. The Liberal re-election caravan will be taking wing later today after the party's chartered plane was damaged Wednesday night in a minor collision with a bus on the airport tarmac in Victoria, B.C. A bus that was ferrying members of the media to a hotel for the night drove too close to the aircraft, causing visible damage to the underside of the wing. Campaign officials now say a new Air Transat plane has been procured, although this one doesn't feature the partisan branding of its predecessor, which included Trudeau's name in big red block letters.

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh was asked about breaking news of a photo of Justin Trudeau in “brownface” at an “Arabian nights” themed party in 2001, saying “it’s insulting” and that he “needs to answer to it.”

Video cannot be played. Please upgrade to a modern browser. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer was giving no quarter after the Liberals' Justin Trudeau ’s apologized for dressing up in "brownface" for a 2001 school gala. Scheer said Trudeau is not fit to govern the country.

And while the Liberal leader has apologized for the incidents, which occurred nearly 20 years ago, Singh is accusing Trudeau of having demonstrated a repeated pattern of such disparaging behaviour more recently.

The NDP leader specifically pointed to an incident at a Liberal fundraiser in March in which Trudeau responded to a protester raising concerns about mercury poisoning victims on a First Nation by thanking the person for their donation to his party.

Singh warns that Trudeau's actions could inflame already escalating hate and discrimination in Canada, before pitching the NDP as the only real option for building a society where people are not judged by the colour of their skin or identity.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 19, 2019.

The Canadian Press

Anti-Trudeau graffiti found outside Peterborough arena set to host Liberal campaign rally .
Two messages targeting the Liberal party leader were found on the Evinrude Centre property where he is set to hold a campaign rally Thursday evening.The spray-painted, anti-Trudeau graffiti, which read "hang Trudeau," was found on a sign and a garbage bin storage unit outside the Evinrude Centre on Monaghan Road.

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