The Liberals drew more attention than the Conservatives for racist incidents, but most voters approved of the way they handled the blackface controversy and don’t feel it raises broader questions, according to a poll from Greg Lyle's Innovative Research.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized on board his campaign aircraft on Sept. 18 after news broke that he had worn brownface at a party for a school where he was working as a teacher in 2001. Screen-capture of the CBC
The Liberals have made it through the blackface controversy with their lead intact. There is no significant change in Liberal support at the national or regional level.
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