Singh-Trudeau meeting in wake of blackface scandal will be private, Liberals say

OTTAWA — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he’s still waiting to hear back from Justin Trudeau about whether the Liberal leader is willing to meet his condition for a discussion about the blackface scandal.Story continues below

Singh reiterated his contention on Saturday that he not be used as a public relations “tool” by Trudeau to whitewash the controversy that has erupted over his past dressing in blackface.READ MORE: Trudeau says he’ll meet with Singh to apologize over racist photos, videoSingh said Saturday he’s willing to talk to Trudeau but that he wants their conversation be private, and out of the media’s glare.“I don’t want to be used as a tool to exonerate Mr. Trudeau. I don’t want to be a part of a PR process to say he checked off these boxes and, look, he made this call, and he’s all good. I don’t want to be a part of that,” Singh said while campaigning in Toronto.WATCH: Green Party Leader calls for decriminalization of illicit drugs, says mental health matter