“We all watch in horror and consternation at what is going on in the United States,” he said. “It is a time to pull people together … it is a time to listen. It is a time to learn, when injustices continue despite progress over years and decades.”
Speaking later in the House of Commons as party leaders paid tribute to Floyd, Trudeau again expressed solidarity with minorities calling for an end to systemic racism in Canada.
He acknowledged his history of wearing blackface — “I’m not perfect,” he said — while saying such mistakes are “not an excuse to not do the right thing. It’s not an excuse to not step up.”