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Mr. Trudeau, 47, has been under fire for a lapse of ethics and other controversies, and dozens of photos and videos that resurfaced last week.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday continued re-election campaign with a pledge to lower taxes, but once again had to apologize for the photos showing him in blackface makeup.
Mr. Trudeau, 47, has been under fire for a lapse of ethics and another controversy, and the photos and videos decades resurfaced last week he was involved in the activities he has been recognized as “racist” a fresh blow to his chances.

After taking Saturday off, Mr. Trudeau trip to Brampton on Sunday, in the central province of Ontario, where he announced two concrete steps aimed at wooing middle-class voters, the main target of both his party and the Liberal opposition Conservatives in the Oct 21 elections.

If he is reelected, Mr. Trudeau said middle-class Canadians will not pay tax on the first Can $ 15,000 ($ 11,300) they earn.

He also promised to cut costs Canadian cell phone plan, which he called “among the most expensive in the G7,” by 25 percent.

Both actions would “put more than Can $ 1,500 a year back pockets of hard-working Canadian families,” he said.

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Its main opponent, Conservative Andrew Scheer, also promised the government would “put money back into the pockets of Canada.”

Mr. Trudeau then gave a press conference where he faced a barrage of questions about the photos and videos that appear in the media Wednesday showed him wearing blackface or brownface on several occasions between 1990 and 2001.

“As a country, we need to continue to work for diversity, work to combat racism and intolerance,” he said.

“As an individual, I should still have a very important conversation about the choices made in the past and how do I get to, once again, the confidence of Canadians who I hurt.”

The opposition has been heavily criticized Mr. Trudeau, who as prime minister had presented himself as a champion of multiculturalism and a fighter of racism and discrimination.

Accused of hypocrisy, Mr. Trudeau has apologized for a picture, costume choice blame on young ignorance.

According to an opinion poll published this weekend in the Canadian media, the Conservatives seem to have taken a slight lead than Mr. Trudeau’s Liberals since the scandal.

Although the two parties were neck-and-neck at the start of the campaign, the Nano Institute on Sunday led to support the opposition, with 35.5 percent of Canadians said they would vote Conservative, compared to 32.9 percent for the Liberals.

Results from the same poll, however, showed Mr. Trudeau remains the top choice to become the next prime minister, with 31.5 percent of Canadians support him compared with 29.2 percent for his main opponent.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by Brampton-news staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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