All that remains to be seen is whether voters care enough about this to defrock Trudeau

  • National Newswatch

The reaction on the streets of Saint-Hyacinthe to Justin Trudeau's recurring tendency of blacking up for his own amusement was subdued. It seems we do not expect much of our politicians, so we are rarely disappointed.There were expressions of exasperation about the mud-slinging that has characterized this campaign. By and large, though, an unscientific sample of Quebecers did not indicate a shift in vote intention — something that may or may not be explained by this province's curious cultural approach to race and ethnicity. For reasons not entirely clear to me, dressing up as a caricature of a black or brown person is not considered particularly offensive.