CBC: Liberal candidate apologizes for suggesting black Canadians 'love' Trudeau for wearing blackface A Toronto-area Liberal candidate is apologizing for suggesting people "in the black community" like Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau more because he dressed up in blackface. "Those in the black community have told me how much more love they have for the prime minister, that he wanted to have a black face. That he took great pride in that, too," Sgro said. "And that it's the media that have blown this into something that it shouldn't be and that they're very supportive." "I should have known better, and I apologize. The history of blackface is deeply racist and it is nothing other than discriminatory," she wrote. "This issue has sparked an important conversation in our country and needs to be treated with great seriousness and sensitivity. I will continue to have these important conversations with my constituents." NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh called her comments "ludicrous." "It is embarrassing and shameful that she would suggest that people like Mr. Trudeau more because he did blackface," he said during a media availability today. "That shows a massive disconnect between the Liberal Party, and in fact Mr. Trudeau, and what real people are living and experiencing."