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The Pollcast: Bombshell rocks campaign in second week

Salimah Shivji and Aaron Wherry join Pollcast host Éric Grenier to discuss how Justin Trudeau's blackface revelations have changed the campaign. And former N.B. premier Brian Gallant weighs in on the electoral battlegrounds in Atlantic Canada.

A quiet campaign is rocked by revelations about Justin Trudeau's blackface past

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau apologized on Wednesday for his appearance in blackface before he entered politics. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)

News that Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau wore blackface on multiple occasions before he entered politics will change the course of the federal election — and it has already forced the other parties to react to what could be a turning point in this campaign.

To discuss how the campaign has shifted and what the parties are doing in reaction to the story, Pollcast host and CBC polls analyst Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC's Salimah Shivji and Aaron Wherry. Then, former New Brunswick premier Brian Gallant discusses the electoral landscape in Atlantic Canada and Elise von Scheel asks a listener's question: where do the Conservatives have the best chance to gain seats in Quebec?

Reporters Salimah Shivji and Aaron Wherry join host Éric Grenier to discuss how Justin Trudeau's brownface and blackface revelations have changed the campaign. And former N.B. premier Brian Gallant talks about the electoral battlegrounds in Atlantic Canada. 28:05

Listen to the full discussion above — or subscribe to the CBC Pollcast and listen to past episodes of the show.

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