Monday, June 17, 2024

Trudeau apologizes on behalf of Canada for honouring Nazi war veteran in Parliament during Zelenskyy visit

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today apologized for the huge debacle involving the honouring of a Nazi war veteran during Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s visit to Canadian Parliament last Friday.

The apology came after Opposition Leader Pierre Poilievre reiterated his call for Trudeau to take personal responsibility for the huge embarrassment that the incident has caused both at home and abroad.

Trudeau began by saying that he was apologizing on behalf of everyone who was in the House of Commons that day.

He also apologized to Zelenskyy who was also seen applauding the 98-year-old Yaroslav Hunka.

“Canada is deeply sorry,” Trudeau said to the Ukrainian prime minister.

House of Commons Speaker Anthony Rota who was responsible for inviting Hunka without vetting him, and the standing ovation that ensued, announced that he was resigning from his post effect Wednesday evening.

“It was a horrendous violation of the memory of the millions of people who died in the Holocaust,” Trudeau said in his apology at the House of Commons today.


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