Video resurfaces of Trudeau in third blackface incident

A video that resurfaced on Thursday shows Justin TrudeauJustin Pierre James TrudeauTrudeau: Canada preparing for potential 'disruptions' after US election Trump's COVID 'October surprise' might make him a better candidate — and person 'Get well' messages pour in from foreign capitals after Trump positive coronavirus test MORE in dark makeup in the third instance of blackface by the Canadian prime minister to emerge in less than 24 hours. 

Global News, which obtained the video, said it was not clear where or when it was taken. It shows Trudeau in dark makeup, raising his hands in the air and making faces while wearing a white t-shirt and jeans ripped at the knees. 

A senior member of the Liberal campaign confirmed to Global News Trudeau is in the video, but would not comment further.

A spokesperson for Canada's Liberal Party was not immediately available for comment. 

Wednesday night, Trudeau apologized for two separate instances of blackface, after a Time article published photos of him in brown makeup that he said was part of an “Aladdin” costume for an "Arabian Nights"-themed party while he was teaching in Vancouver in 2001. 

When asked if there were other similar instances during his apology, Trudeau told reporters he also wore dark makeup at a high school talent show while performing the Harry Belafonte song “Day-O.”

“I shouldn’t have done it, I should have known better, but I didn’t," he said Wednesday night, referring to the 2001 photo. "And I’m really sorry."

Global News says the newly resurfaced video was obtained earlier in the week, but the outlet had been attempting to verify it before publishing. 

The Liberal Party referred the outlet to Trudeau’s initial apology, which did not specifically mention the video. 

The new controversy emerges at a delicate time for Trudeau, who is campaigning ahead of a reelection bid on Oct. 21. 

He’s already facing a separate scandal after a Canadian ethics commissioner released a report last month that found he violated ethics rules when he tried to pressure his former justice minister and attorney general to drop charges against a Quebec-based company.

Trudeau needs to win 170 of the 338 seats in the Parliament’s House of Commons to win the majority, but a minority government is also possible. If that happens, the winning prime minister would have to lean on an opposition party to pass legislation.