justin trudeau: A bombshell report by TIME Magazine published Wednesday evening showed a photo of the Liberal leader at an Arabian Nights dinner, dressed as Aladdin with his skin painted brown, according to CTV. The photo was displayed in a 2000-2001 yearbook for West Point Grey Academy, the private Vancouver school where Trudeau taught. Harjit Sajjan, who serves as Justin Trudeau's minister of national defence, said he's spoken with the party leader and accepts his apology for wearing brownface and blackface on three separate occasions, most recently in 2001. Sign up for our Election Dispatch newsletter for a daily update on the campaign Sajjan said he can move past these incidents with the understanding that Trudeau's actions in the years since have shown a respect for diversity. I know him privately, I consider him a friend, said Sajjan. I know him in a completely different way. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.