But despite these public positions, a number of off-camera issues threaten to deprive him of his chances of remaining prime minister in next month's federal election.
"Who is the real Mr. Trudeau? Is that behind closed doors? The one when all the cameras are off and no one sees, is this the real Mr. Labor? Because more and more it looks like it is. "
Trudeau in brownface
"I shouldn't have done it. I should have known better, but I didn't. And I'm really sorry," he told reporters on an airplane.
"It was something I didn't think racist at the time, but it was," he added. "It was a dumb thing."
Trudeau attended the event with friends and colleagues and was dressed as an Aladdin hero. "said Zita Astravas, speaking on behalf of the Labor Party, the Liberal Party of Canada. He was wearing a turban.
In addition, Trudeau told reporters that he also wore makeup when he dressed for a high school talent show and sang "Day-O," a song made popular by Harry Belafonte in the 1950s. last century.
Late Wednesday, CNN partner CTV News received a second photo from a source saying it was a photo of Trudeau in his Brebeof College yearbook.
Trudeau came out for criticism from people on the political spectrum. His political rival, Conservative Andrew Scheer, said he was "extremely shocked and disappointed" to learn of the incident.
"Wearing brown surfaces is an act of open mockery and racism," Scheer said. "It was just as racist in 2001 as it was in 2019. What Canadians saw this evening was a person with a complete lack of judgment and integrity and someone who is not fit to rule this county."
Additionally, Singh, the New Democrat politician to the left of the Trudeau Liberal Party, said he was "anxious" and "offensive."
"It's a mockery of who they live (as) and what their experience has been," he said.  Complete Scandalous Excursion to India
"Obviously, we take this situation extremely seriously. The individual in question should never have been invited. As soon as we found out, we immediately canceled the invitation, "said Trudeau.
Prosecution for circumvention
Trudeau said last year that he did not remember "any negative interactions" that day.
A newspaper reporter spoke in July 2018 and said the allegations in re
"I do not feel that they did anything inappropriate. But I respect the fact that someone else he may have experienced it differently and that is part of the thinking we have to go through, "he said.
Wilson-Raybould, who later resigned, allegedly testified that he faced "veiled threats" and "sustained" pressure to assist SNC-Lavalin, a major employer in Canada. A conviction on the case will prevent the company from receiving government contracts for a decade.
Gerald Butts, Trudeau's assistant aide, resigned amid allegations he had pressured the former attorney general. Jane Philpot, who had held several jobs in Labor's cabinet before becoming finance minister, also resigned, saying she had lost confidence in the government
The resignations of two cabinet members hurt Tru's vision of promoting feminism and supporting the indigenous population, said Daniel Belland, director of the McGill Institute for Research at Canada at the time. Wilson-Reybold is an Indigenous woman, and Philpot was the Minister of Indigenous Services.
Paula Newton, Huizhong Wu, Joe Sterling and Tony Marco of CNN contributed to this report.