Hamilton - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will forge ahead with his re-election campaign on Monday after blackface photos of him emerged and shifted voter support toward his Conservative rivals.
The ruling Liberals were knocked off course when Time magazine published a picture of him in brown makeup at a 2001 "Arabian Nights" party when he was a 29-year-old teacher. Two other images and a video of him in blackface later surfaced.
After two days of apologies, Trudeau has resumed making campaign announcements, and is set to talk about health care in the southwestern Ontario city of Hamilton on Monday.
The images were at odds with his oft-stated position that he wants to improve the lot of minorities in Canada and prompted international ridicule.
"It's a body blow," pollster Frank Graves of EKOS Research said in an interview. "Will the Liberals be able to recover? Who knows? There's no way of putting lipstick on a pig and making this go away."