Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday resumed his re-election campaign with a promise to lower taxes, but once again had to apologize for a photo showing him in blackface makeup. Trudeau, 47, was already under fire for an ethics lapse and other controversies, and the decades-old photos and videos that resurfaced last week of him engaging in activities he has acknowledged as “racist” dealt a fresh blow to his chances. After taking Saturday off, Trudeau traveled to Brampton on Sunday, in the central province of Ontario, where he announced two concrete measures aimed at wooing middle-class voters, the main targets of both his Liberal party and opposition Conservatives in the October 21 elections. If he is reelected, Trudeau said middle-class Canadians would not pay taxes on the first Can$15,000 ($11,300) they earn. He also promised to cut Canadian cell phone plan costs, which he called “among the most expensive in the G7,” by 25 percent. These two measures would “put more than Can$1,500 a year back in the pockets of Canadian hard-working families,” he said. His main opponent, Conservative Andrew Scheer, has also promised his government would “put money back into Canadians’ pockets.” Trudeau then gave a press conference… Read full this story
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