Why it matters: Trudeau, who has celebrated Canada's diversity throughout his tenure as prime minister, recently triggered a general election scheduled for Oct. 21.
An ethics scandal and unfulfilled expectations mean it's far from certain he'll win a new term.
What he's saying: While taking reporters' questions, Trudeau repeatedly said he's "pissed off" at himself and sorry to Canadians.
he'd done something like this, Trudeau responded: "When I was in High School I dressed up at a talent show and sang "Day O" with makeup on."
Trudeau was 29 at the time and a teacher at the private school where the event was being held.
During his first campaign, Trudeau played down his role at the school, opting instead to tout his time teaching at a public school.
Editor's note: This article has been updated with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's comments. »