Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called the standing ovation given to a Nazi soldier in the country’s parliament as ‘extremely upsetting’. He also noted that the speaker of Canada’s parliament, Anthony Rota, has apologized for the mistake Speaking to reporters on Monday, Trudeau said (as quoted by ANI), “It’s extremely upsetting that this happened. The Speaker has acknowledged his mistake and has apologized. But this is something that is deeply embarrassing to the Parliament of Canada and by extension to all Canadians,”However, Trudeau warned that the ‘embarrassing’ situation could might help fuel Russia’s propaganda since Russian President Vladimir Putin has often said that the Ukraine conflict is about rooting out the Nazis.
However, Trudeau warned that the ‘embarrassing’ situation could might help fuel Russia’s propaganda since Russian President Vladimir Putin has often said that the Ukraine conflict is about rooting out the Nazis.Trudeau said, “I think it’s going to be really important that all of us push back against Russian disinformation and continue our steadfast unequivocal support for Ukraine as we did last week by announcing further measures to stand with Ukraine in Russia’s illegal war against it,” Trudeau said Canadian speaker of Parliament Anthony Rota while apologizing for the gaffe said (as quoted by Bloomberg), “I have subsequently become aware of more information which causes me to regret my decision to recognize this individual…I am deeply sorry that I have offended many with my gesture and remarks.
This initiative was entirely my own… I particularly want to extend my deepest apologies to Jewish communities in Canada and around the world,” Rota was quoted as saying by ReutersIn a post on X on September 25, Canada’s Leader of Opposition Pierre Poilievre had called the honouring of Nazi soldier ‘an appalling error in judgement’ by PM Trudeau. He wrote, “This is an appalling error in judgement on the part of Justin Trudeau, whose personal protocol office is responsible for arranging and vetting all guests and programming for state visits of this kind.Exciting news! Mint is now on WhatsApp Channels 🚀 Subscribe today by clicking the link and stay updated with the latest financial insights
Following the act of honouring a former Nazi soldier in Canada’s parliament, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday said that the decision to invite the Ukrainian veteran was “deeply embarrassing”, reported CBC NewsWhile speaking at a news briefing, Trudeau stopped short of calling for Parliament speaker Anthony Rota to step aside from the role he’s held since 2019.It’s extremely upsetting that this happened. that is deeply embarrassing to the Parliament of Canada and by extension to all Canadians,” Trudeau saidHe further warned that this situation may fuel Russia’s propaganda as Russian President Vladimir Putin has claimed that the Ukraine conflict is about rooting out Nazis, according to CBC News
Canada’s Leader of Opposition Pierre Poilievre criticised this act and the two opposition parties said that it was not enough for Rota to apologize for inviting Hunka to the day’s festivities, reported CBC News wever, the Bloc Quebecois originally requested the meeting with Rota and the other parties’s House leaders, according to a letter, reported CBC News. The letter, from Bloc House leader Alain Therrien, said Hunka’s invitation has created “a crisis of confidence without precedent” in the House of Commons Currently, Rota is facing calls to resign from the New Democratic Party