Photos of Trudeau dressed in 'brownface'

September 19, 2019

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A close-up portrait photograph of Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau taken of his left side.

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau campaigning in New Brunswick, Sept. 18, 2019.


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Photos have surfaced of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wearing brownface makeup. The World's Rupa Shenoy looks into the history of brownface and blackface in Canada, and puts the photos in social context. Plus, India, the world's second-largest consumer of tobacco products, will ban the production and sale of e-cigarettes under a new executive order. And, what to expect when the United Nations holds a special climate summit next week.

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