Breaking: Blackface painted on statue of Pierre Trudeau—police investigating as possible ‘hate crime’

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York Regional Police are investigating a case of vandalism after they were called out to Pierre Elliot Trudeau Park in Vaughan, Ontario. They found that a statue of the former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau had been desecrated by a vandal(s) who painted the face of Trudeau black. “At 12:10 p.m. (Thursday) we got a report of the statue had been defaced, paint was put on the face of the statue,” said Sgt. Andy Pattenden. Pierre Elliot Trudeau Park is in the are of Clark Road. and New Westminster Drive.