Canadian PM Justin Trudeau pictured wearing ‘brownface’ at 2001 party

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wore ‘brownface’ at a school gala in 2001, according to a photo obtained by Time magazine.

Mr Trudeau reportedly wore the make-up and a turban for an 'Arabian Nights' costume party while teaching at the private school.

A spokesperson for Mr Trudeau’s Liberal Party confirmed the photo to Time.

“It was a photo taken while he was teaching in Vancouver, at the school’s annual dinner which had a costume theme of ‘Arabian Nights'", said media relations lead Zita Astravas.

"He attended with friends and colleagues dressed as a character from Aladdin,” she said.

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