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Trudeau aims to take control of campaign in Toronto as Scheer heads to Maritimes

WATCH: Electoral impact of the Justin Trudeau blackface and brownface images

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is in Toronto today, hoping to take back control of his re-election campaign after spending yesterday apologizing for donning brownface and blackface when he was younger.

READ MORE: EXCLUSIVE: Video shows Trudeau in blackface in 3rd instance of racist makeup

He scrapped his plans on a visit to Winnipeg, instead using the time to call supporters and leaders in minority communities, after images came out of him as a dark-skinned Aladdin at a party when he was 29 and made up like Harry Belafonte at a talent show when he was a student.

Trudeau is finishing the first full week of the campaign with an announcement at a hotel in Toronto this morning.

WATCH: Trudeau asked how many times he’s worn blackface

Trudeau asked how many times he’s worn blackface
Trudeau asked how many times he’s worn blackface

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is in Atlantic Canada, with plans to make an announcement at the University of New Brunswick and then make campaign stops with candidates there and in Nova Scotia.

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The Greens’ Elizabeth May is spending her day in Calgary, starting with a transportation announcement at a CTrain station and then a visit to a climate-change demonstration at city hall.

WATCH: Scheer condemns Trudeau’s racist behaviour

Scheer condemns Trudeau’s racist behaviour
Scheer condemns Trudeau’s racist behaviour

People’s Party Leader Maxime Bernier is trying to hold onto his own seat in Quebec and is spending today campaigning there, though he has a swing to Western Canada coming up next week.

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Federal Election 2019: Singh says divisiveness must be fought against
Federal Election 2019: Singh says divisiveness must be fought against
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