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Canada House speaker apologizes for recognition of veteran who fought for Nazis

  • Members of Parliament in Canada faced criticism for giving a standing ovation to a man with ties to a Nazi unit during World War II. Jewish advocacy organizations and others expressed outrage over the recognition of this individual in the Canadian Parliament, calling for an apology to Holocaust survivors and war veterans.
  • B'nai Brith Canada CEO Michael Mostyn condemned the decision to honor a former member of a Nazi unit in Parliament, describing it as "beyond outrageous." He demanded an explanation as to how this individual was allowed to enter the Parliament and receive recognition.
  • In response to the backlash, the Speaker of Canada's House of Commons apologized for praising the individual with Nazi ties at a parliamentary meeting. The speaker acknowledged the mistake and expressed gratitude to Holocaust survivors and war veterans, stating that an explanation would be provided regarding the individual's presence in Parliament.
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