Apologies in Canada for Honoring Ukrainian Nazi

The speaker of Ottawa’s House of Commons drew backlash for his Zelensky-backed tribute to Yaroslav Hunka, a 98-year-old Ukrainian who fought for a notorious Nazi military unit during World War II.

During the swearing-in of the 14th Grenadier Division of the Waffen SS Galizien, soldiers in foreground give the Nazi salute, April 1943. (Wikimedia Commons, Public domain)

Zelensky Raised a Fist to Him
in House of Commons Tribute

By Jake Johnson
Common Dreams

A top Canadian lawmaker apologized on Sunday for honoring Yaroslav Hunka, a 98-year-old Ukrainian man who fought for a notorious Nazi military unit during World War II.

Anthony Rota, speaker of Canada’s House of Commons and a member of the Liberal Party, hailed Hunka during a ceremony late last week as “a Ukrainian hero” and “a Canadian hero” who fought for “Ukrainian independence against the Russians” and “continues to support the troops today.”

Canadian lawmakers in attendance gave Hunka a standing ovation, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky — who had just delivered a speech to the House of Commons — “raised a fist during the applause,” NBC News reported.

[Related: On the Influence of Neo-Nazism in Ukraine]

SS Galizien soldier Yaroslav Hunka, between 1943 and 1945. (14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS, Wikimedia Commons, Public domain

Rota’s description of Hunka — who fought in the 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the Nazi SS — sparked outrage, with the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies saying in a statement that “the fact that a veteran who served in a Nazi military unit was invited to and given a standing ovation in Parliament is shocking.”

The group continued:

“At a time of rising antisemitism and Holocaust distortion, it is incredibly disturbing to see Canada’s Parliament rise to applaud an individual who was a member of a unit in the Waffen-SS, a Nazi military branch responsible for the murder of Jews and others and that was declared a criminal organization during the Nuremberg Trials. There should be no confusion that this unit was responsible for the mass murder of innocent civilians with a level of brutality and malice that is unimaginable. 

An apology is owed to every Holocaust survivor and veteran of the Second World War who fought the Nazis, and an explanation must be provided as to how this individual entered the hallowed halls of Canadian Parliament and received recognition from the speaker of the House and a standing ovation.”

In response to the backlash, Rota issued a statement saying he has “become aware of more information” that leads him to “regret” the decision to recognize Hunka.

“I wish to make clear that no one, including fellow parliamentarians and the Ukraine delegation, was aware of my intention or of my remarks before I delivered them,” said Rota. “This initiative was entirely my own, the individual in question being from my riding [district] and having been brought to my attention. I particularly want to extend my deepest apologies to Jewish communities in Canada and around the world. I accept full responsibility for my actions.”

Military cemetery of the SS-Galizien division in Chervone, Lviv Oblast, western Ukraine, 2013. (I kynitsky, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0)

Jagmeet Singh, the leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party (NDP), said he shares “the concerns about the individual honored with a standing ovation in the House of Commons on Friday.”

“He was not a guest of the NDP and we were not aware of his background or association with the Nazi regime in World War II,” Singh added. “The event has caused harm to the Jewish community and for that, I am sorry. New Democrats will be raising our concerns about how this was allowed to happen with the government directly. We must all stand together against the rising tide of antisemitism.” 

Jake Johnson is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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58 comments for “Apologies in Canada for Honoring Ukrainian Nazi

  1. wildthange
    September 27, 2023 at 18:01

    Godless communism was the enemy from the moment a communist country was formed. However prior to that and after that there appears to be a religious war between orthodox religions both with antisemitic that may have roots in resistance to Roman occupations long ago and empire that have followed its decline and fall, And an endless chain of wars for world dominance and culture war.

  2. Nyah
    September 27, 2023 at 13:15

    Aside from the info about what happened in the Canadian Parliament, this article is damage control for every member of the NDP that gave applause to someone who “fought against the Russians in WWII”. Everyone in that chamber who joined the standing ovation needs to be dumped and prevented from ever holding public office again.

  3. Piotr Berman
    September 27, 2023 at 12:23

    “… not properly vetted…” I imagine that Christia Freeland, deputy Prime Minister, should have good idea about historical context in which “fighting against Russian Communists” could happen in this case. The extend of historical ignorance deepens with each generation, but for her it is a part of deeply cherished family tradition, heroic past of her grandfather and his friends.

    The “insult” to Jewish community verges on hilarious, it is a periodic type of incidents as “reliable friends of Israel” like Baltic countries and Canada praise their national heroes related to Nazi SS from time to time, and then offer apologies and pro-Israel votes in UN. Same script is used, no hard feelings.

  4. Gio Con
    September 27, 2023 at 11:08

    Do these people really not realize that apologizing for inviting one Nazi into their House cannot erase the fact that they’ve been funding and arming Ukrainian Nazis for years?

  5. Deniz
    September 26, 2023 at 21:50

    This is pure comedy gold. Our politicians, Hollywood and FakeNews jobs depend upon them simultaneously decrying Hitler as the greatest evil that ever lived and supporting a Nazi regime in Ukraine. Someone finally said the Emperor has no clothes.

  6. Marie-France Germain
    September 26, 2023 at 21:44

    I saw a photo posted by his granddaughter of “Dedo” waiting to meet with Trudeau and Zelesky before entering the House of Commons. He has been seen often in front of the Parliament buildings with a sign in support of the Ukraine so most of the MPs know who he is. This pretending “oh I didn’t know” by all those asked is bullshit for sure because he was introduced as a Ukrainian veteran from WWII against Russia and the idiots we call our “representatives” unfortunately are such deep thinkers that they didn’t put 2+2 together to realize Russia which was the USSR at the time, was our ally. So this Nazi “hero” was honoured for fighting against not only Russia, but Canada, UK, western European countries and the rest of the Commonwealth countries (remember NATO was created after WWII in order for our lovely cruel and barbaric hegemon to our south to go for the kill just like they had wanted to do since 1917 when Russia became Soviet Union after its revolt against the Tsars). If it wasn’t for the Soviets losing anywhere from 24-27 million people – soldiers and civilians, Germany would have been victorious and it wouldn’t have taken so long for fascism/totalitarianism which remember is the merger of capitalism with corporatism to finally take over our social democratic countries. I think the USA, has been totalitarian for a long while but it took this long for the worm to turn.

    My blood is still boiling and I have written to both my MP same day and day after the party leader as well and said the whole parliament should step down and that I would no longer support them, the only norminally leftish party in Canada. I didn’t realize that they had morphed into fascists too. So all parties are full of ignorant idiots and I have now no party should we get an election soon. Should Trudeau not step down and given his already precarious position in the polls may just find himself being stoned by angry Canadian citizens whose fathers, like mine, fought the Nazis and continued to serve afterward to ensure it never happened again. It is a mercy then, that he no longer lives and see this day. All I can say is hopefully a new party will rise up and actually serve the people instead of the USA.

    Those of us who are livid about this insult, like me are many, so don’t be surprised if our election is way before your next one. Unfortunately, another fascist leaning geek is ahead in the polls right now.

  7. amos untermench
    September 26, 2023 at 18:07

    That the Nazi’s background was not known is utter bullshit. All visitors to a parlement are checked by security. the only place he could have fought the ‘Russians’ in Ukraine was world war 2 under the Nazis.
    The incident occurred around Yom Kippur, the highest Jewish holliday. the apology was only extended to Jews, not Poles, Russians, Ukranians, and Roma also killed intentionally by the Nazis. Much of the critique of this incident is almost as bad as the incident itself.

    • Philip Reed
      September 26, 2023 at 19:42

      To be fair his background was likely not known by the majority in attendance including the opposition M.P’s who together outnumber the Liberal government who are a minority government. They are not briefed on these matters of security which is the sole responsibility of the Protection Department who reports to the Prime Minster’s office or PMO for short .
      Even some Liberals could claim plausible deniability as only the caucas are apprised on such matters as vetting and security. It would be a complete stretch to imagine Trudeau himself didn’t know and if he didn’t it’s an appalling lack of coordination between the Protection Department and his office. He should be resigning right along with the House Speaker who just resigned today. The Conservative opposition are not going to let this fade away to be sure .
      It’s a stain and embarrassment for all Canadians.

  8. Lois Gagnon
    September 26, 2023 at 17:24

    Apparently, Poland has sent a request to Canada to hand over Hunka for arrest and prosecution. Oh my. ‘It’s a tangled web indeed.

  9. daryl
    September 26, 2023 at 16:55

    We live in a world described well by Niomi Klein, the doppelganger world. So much has been turned upside down. It is as if truth, history, science, and life itself has been put in a food processor and churned to unrecognizable pablum.
    It is so difficult to communicate meaningfully, and if that somehow occurs who can understand and listen.
    This mass is much from US doing. we were the only country standing after ww2. All the other major countries were destroyed in that war. We had the singular advantage, we exploited that to this end today.
    We built up our “friends” the chosen and turned on everyone else. We were preeminent, but wasted that moment.
    The US bullied exploited the weak countries, convinced we were doing then a favor.
    We opposed communist countries also as if we were doing them a favor.
    It was all about money. Grind it all up for money.
    Truth, and freedom and friendship were only words to use to advantage. To confuse relationship for purpose.
    We see peace as time between war, We don’t have a concept of cooperation.
    Cooperation builds on truth.

  10. John Manning
    September 26, 2023 at 15:22

    There was nothing done in the Canadian parliament that was anti-semitic. It was all anti-Russian. The people of western European countries need to ask themselves and their leaders “why are we anti-Russian?”
    Think about that and read history not newspapers when looking for answers.

  11. Arch Stanton
    September 26, 2023 at 15:22

    Whenever the Kiev regime gets mentioned in the media or even in your own conversations, the word ‘Nazis’ should be used automatically just to hammer home the point that that’s what they are.
    These western Ukrainians / Galician’s can and should be tagged with this word as they idolise Bandera, therefore its 100% accurate and fair to do so.

  12. Paul Grenier
    September 26, 2023 at 15:13

    Imagine Justin Trudeau’s surprise at all the uproar! For a year Stepan Bandera enthusiasts with the Azov battalions in Ukraine have been feted as heroes in D.C. and at our ‘top tier’ universities, like Stanford, and in US and Western media. What’s the big difference between Bandera and the SS? There is none. So it must have come as a real shock to Trudeau and the Canadian parliament that suddenly it’s not OK to praise genocidal racists.

  13. jamie
    September 26, 2023 at 14:59

    I think is really funny that in all its attempt to cover up the truth the west is giving it away without even knowing it. But nothing beat the Finnish PM Marin attending the funeral of a Ukrainian pro-Nazi, or Canada, US, EU, Australia voting against Russian UN proposal to ban Neo-nazi rallies and manifestations for two years in a row, or Swiss media 20 minuten cheering for Azov (neo-nazis), writing articles based on their intel, sympathizing for the wives of Azov’s soldiers, etc, the mainstream media denying that Ukraine has a Neo-nazi problems by concluding that Zelensky could not support nazi since he was a Jew, a bad one maybe, but still…
    How many proves do we need to see that the “cult of the superior culture” is still very much alive and strong?

  14. Ramon
    September 26, 2023 at 14:52

    Now the whole Internet just inundated about that former nazi Hunka.
    But I didn’t read a single recent publication asking how many more former German nazis Canada is hiding?

    • Philip Reed
      September 26, 2023 at 19:52

      They’re not hiding they’ve actually been in plain site since the end of WW2, the vast majority using their real names. Canada let them in initially on the pretext that the Soviets would have killed them, which isn’t an unreasonable assumption. A show trial notwithstanding. And to be clear it was the beginning of the Cold War and the bad guys were suddenly the good guys like Werner VonBraun et al.

  15. September 26, 2023 at 14:47

    I’ll echo Aron Mate and ask why is it a scandal to applaud a Nazi but not a far bigger scandal that the US and Canada are now funding Nazi’s in Ukraine?

    Even if the man’s Nazi past was unknown, the fact that he was fighting Russians in WW II means he was supporting Nazi Germany and opposing the US, Canada, UK et al. The fact that the Canadian Parliament doesn’t know this basic history is appalling and damning evidence of the anti-Russian ideological fervor and ignorance that are driving the Ukraine proxy war.

    Finally, this had nothing to do with “failed due diligence”. In the most favorable interpretation, this was about hating Russians so badly that nothing else matters. At worst, it was part of the outrageous Nazi Ukrainian influence in Canada and US.

    • Philip Reed
      September 26, 2023 at 20:01

      Or it was a simple cluster—- where security protocols were incompetently handled. Regardless ,in all of this hypocrisy nobody within Canadian MSM or government is connecting the dots regarding being “ appalled “ that this man is actually a Nazi when at the same time turning a blind eye to the Nazism that is alive and well within the Kiev government and military in the firm of Azov ,Aidar, Right Sector ,Kraken and various abominations of the same ilk . Bandera lovers all.

  16. John K Leslie
    September 26, 2023 at 14:29

    Good article! Like a growing number of citizens, I am ashamed to be a Canadian. It’s bad enough to bear the weight of racism from the 17th century to the present day; our pathetic ‘leaders’ constantly make asses of themselves on the world stage. Canada justly deserves the attention international media are giving it, especially in view of the disgraceful event in the House of Commons, honouring a Ukrainian member of the SS. How will Chrystia Freeland explain her position now? This is what we get for being Washington’s poodle.

  17. shmutzoid
    September 26, 2023 at 14:19

    This take on le’ affaire WWll Ukrainian Nazi of the Waffen SS being honored by Canadian Parliament and subsequent ‘apology: is shallow stuff. For a better understanding and more comprehensive analysis of this episode and what it represents in the West’s furious efforts to now rehabilitate fascism, please see what wsws.org write.s ——- inviting this 98 yr. old Nazi war criminal was no ‘oversight’, or ‘misstep’. ———- Canada, by the way, invited tens of thousand of Ukie Nazis to settle there after WWll. This fascist element is personified in Parliament by Christina Freeland.. Oy vey —– read her family’s background

  18. September 26, 2023 at 13:52

    On the other hand, those decrying the Nazi participation in an event honoring Zelensky are themselves guilty of crass hypocrisy given their support of modern Zionists who treat Palestinians in much the same way as Jews were treated by anti-Semites.

    • Philip Reed
      September 26, 2023 at 17:56

      You can add to that the hypocrisy of giving full throated support to a Kiev regime that has actual neo-Nazis in its government’s Parliament and within its military ranks such as Azov, Aidar and Right Sector. Who celebrate Stepan Bandera annually along with the requisite black over red flag which Deputy Prime Minister Freeland(( whose grandfather Michael Chomiak was the editor of a Nazi paper in the occupied territories , was her self described mentor during her formative years) was caught in a photo holding that flag at a rally on Parliament Hill after the Russian invasion.

  19. Warren Monty Quesnell
    September 26, 2023 at 13:37


  20. Ronald Blewett
    September 26, 2023 at 13:13

    Interesting it is interesting that the media doesnt expose Chrystia Freeland and her upbringing by a Ukrainian grandfather, a quisling who worked for the Nazis in Ukraine and she ducks this association but harbours these sentiments in all likelihood, and why are we supporting the Nazis who took over in 2014 with the help of Victoria Nuland et al

  21. Litchfield
    September 26, 2023 at 12:29

    The party of Freeland is obviously totally morally bankrupt to even think of trying this outrageous stunt: a unanimous motion to expunge their crime against decency from the record.

    Almost worse than the original transgression.

    Shows that Freeland & Co. are truly incorrigible.

    Incorrigibly rotten.

    Not fit to govern.

  22. Litchfield
    September 26, 2023 at 12:12


    I second all the comments above, and I take especial offense at the Jews once again hogging the spotlight as the only victims of Nazism and also the only ones deeply insulted by this ovation to an enemy.

    This spotlight hogging is actually a factor in increasing hatred of Jews. They just have to be the world’s only victims. It is infuriating, especially in light of the Zionist atrocities in Palestine.

    BTW, note Chrystia Freeland seated right there, to the left in the video, obviously hoping this absurd motion can be rammed through unanimously (“Let’s just move on . . .”) by intimidating those who would protest.

    It is also really pretty damning that, as far as can be seen in the video, no one spoke up on behalf of ALL CANADIANS—all of whom have been dirtied and insulted by this Hunka performance. Not just Jewish Canadians.

    • Arch Stanton
      September 27, 2023 at 16:12

      Great post, this victimhood is coupled with never-ending repeats of films and documentaries of their Holocaust on television, it’s as if all other genocides don’t matter.
      The Poles had it just as bad and were going to be completely exterminated as a race according to long term Nazi plans, yes, all 30million as a race to be wiped out.

      If Holocaust denial is an offence then that should extend to all genocides including the Armenian and current Palestinian one.

  23. Hilda
    September 26, 2023 at 11:45

    The most troubling fact for me is the fact that the background of Mr. Hunka was not known. Even the Parlamentarians present rose and paid tribute just following the leader blindly. Do we not have enough officers to check facts before they are presented to the decision makers? Where does that leave me as a voter?

    • Philip Reed
      September 26, 2023 at 18:03

      That absolutely is the problem here. But cowardly Trudeau has allowed his Speaker of the House to be thrown under the bus claiming he knew nothing about this man’s background. The Conservatives are not going to let this go until Trudeau actually apologizes himself even though the Speaker has now officially resigned. It’s an embarrassment for all Canadians ( except neo -Nazi sympathizers within the Ukrainian-Canadian diaspora who clearly feel a connection to that sordid past by erecting two monuments on private Canadian to those who supported Stepan Bandera and all he stood for.

  24. September 26, 2023 at 11:44

    In George Orwell’s Oceania, enemies and friends were interchangeable, with history conveniently rewritten, as appropriate and useful. That very much describes the Biden Administration’s posture in the Ukraine, one our current president co-wrote with Barak Obama and Hillary Clinton a decade ago and which has proven very profitable to his family. There is regret with respect to the recent debacle in Canada, not because it occurred, but because it highlighted the reality. Todays’ Nazis are our friends, as they’ve always been, at least in the Orwellian sense of transitory verity.

    • Susan Siens
      September 26, 2023 at 16:46

      Nazis have always been the friends of those who rule the U.S.A. There were many supporters of the Third Reich in this country (the Bush family comes readily to mind), and after WWII they were determined to model the U.S. on Nazi Germany just as Nazi Germany modeled their genocide on American genocide. Apparently they have succeeded. Now anyone who stands up for human rights is a Nazi and they themselves are models of democracy. But I don’t think they’re fooling as many people as they think they’re fooling.

      • J Anthony
        September 27, 2023 at 07:33

        Lest we forget US industrialists in the 1930s were fascist sympathizers and wanted to overthrow FDR, who they deemed a communist-sympathizer. Thanks to Smedley Butler it didn’t happen. Of course this isn’t taught in schools.

  25. JonnyJames
    September 26, 2023 at 11:14

    Ukrainians are being taught that Nazi Germany was not the aggressor in WWII, Germany was only defending themselves against “Russian Aggression”. I had read about this sort of thing, but I was told this to my face by a young lawyer from Ukraine a couple of years ago. It seems this sort of misinformation and lies are starting to take hold in “the west” as well.

    This is not the first time the US and vassals have praised Nazis and Nazi allies. (we can go all the way back to Operation Paperclip or before, but that’s another story)

    Why aren’t the Israelis, ADL etc. more vocal about protesting the Ukrainian Nazis?

    Nazi ideology taught that Slavs (especially Russians) , Roma, Jews, etc. were sub-human. So, when one hears/reads anti-Russian hate, one can interpret that as part of Nazi ideology. Can they hate Russians and not Jews?

    Since Russians appear “white” it is apparently OK to harbor racist, Nazi-like views about them.

    This reminds me of a George Carlin quote: “The Germans lost WWII, but the Nazis won”. I did not understand that years ago, but I do now.

    • Litchfield
      September 26, 2023 at 12:34

      “Why aren’t the Israelis, ADL etc. more vocal about protesting the Ukrainian Nazis? ”

      Because there is a new game in town.

      The new game is called Big Israel.

      This is the title the Neocons have given to their project in Ukraine.

      Israel is not only the model but also an active player.

      See “Max Blumenthal: Ukraine to Become Big Israel?”


  26. forceOfHabit
    September 26, 2023 at 10:23

    Aaron Mate has a good take on this: why is applauding ukrainian nazis worth an apology, but not arming them?


  27. Drew Hunkins
    September 26, 2023 at 10:21


    But this is what things have come to — in the haze of all the Russophobia, what else would one expect?

    • Valerie
      September 26, 2023 at 13:53

      But this has been going on for decades now Drew. I’m amazed when watching very old films, somewhere in the plot (not at all related to the story), there is a reference to Russia/Communism in a degrogatory term. Subliminally, you might say, anti-Russian propaganda has been thriving in these films.

      • Drew Hunkins
        September 26, 2023 at 22:49

        Very true.

    • John K. Leslie
      September 26, 2023 at 14:50

      I often wonder why so many Canadians continue to bother schooling after the sixth grade – what’s the point? Their interest in seeking knowledge beyond their own belly button seems to cease at age 12 years. It’s bad enough that their media suppress information that could enlighten them about what is really happening in the world, they prefer ignorance. And the circus in the House of Commons is an excellent example of blindly following the dictates of the US. Hate China, Russia, Iran. No doubt it will be India next because it is a rising entity that poses a threat to Western interests.

  28. Vera Gottlieb
    September 26, 2023 at 10:15

    For shame, Canada…for shame!!! Think before you open your mouth and don’t need to apologize afterwards. I believe this guy “Rotten” Rota knew exactly what he was doing. Sad to see Nazi-sm becoming respectable again – “Salonfaehig” in German. And just as shameful to see all those, including the PM, applauding. From fishwife Zelensky I don’t expect better.

    • Philip Reed
      September 26, 2023 at 18:14

      To be fair it’s not shame on Canada, it’s shame on Trudeau and his Liberal government who failed to properly vet this man and if they did to allow this farce to continue because it suited the government narrative.
      To be clear polls over the last months show the Conservative Party well ahead and if elected today it would be a majority government.
      Also to be fair, it’s sad to know too many Canadians who watch only CBC’s and MSM version ( propaganda) of events in Ukraine actually support this destruction of Ukraine fully believing the perverse interpretation of these events .

  29. Dienne
    September 26, 2023 at 09:36

    He accepts full responsibility for his actions. Okay, so when is he resigning? Along with every other member of Parliament who should have known better than to clap for someone who fought against Russia in WWII? My kids are in high school and not exactly history buffs, but even they knew.

    • Philip Reed
      September 26, 2023 at 18:17

      He has resigned today 26 September, but this isn’t over as the opposition Conservatives are demanding an apology from Trudeau with whom the ultimate responsibility lays. The coward threw his Speaker of the House under the bus, coward that he is.

  30. Henry Smith
    September 26, 2023 at 08:34

    The Canadian government aren’t sorry, they are just embarrassed that they’ve been caught out. After all they are more than happy to support the little pseudo jewish nazi. What an insult to the WW2 veterans.

  31. J Anthony
    September 26, 2023 at 06:37

    Unreal. Definitely a giant stain on Canada, for that. They’re not far behind the U.S. in terms of appalling hypocrisy and idocy.

  32. Rafael
    September 26, 2023 at 01:23

    Why did Rota apologize to the Jewish community but NOT ALSO — as explicitly requested! — to the veterans who fought against the nazis? Is he so ignorant and brainwashed that he couldn’t figure out that “fighting against the Russians” meant fighting against the USSR, with whom Canada was allied? In his mind Canada must have been allied with Germany against the Soviets. The sacrifices of the Red Army spared countless Canadian lives by breaking the Nazi army before it had an opportunity to do even more damage. This is why the FSWC rightly demanded an apology to “every veteran of the Second World War who fought the Nazis”.

    It’s no accident that this kind of thing happens in Canada, where people who think like Hunka are intertwined with the government at the highest levels (compare the deputy prime minister).

    • James White
      September 26, 2023 at 09:54

      Justin Trudeau and the Canadian House of Commons might just as well have stomped and spit on the graves of selfless Canadian soldiers who died in WW2. Canadians made up the majority of attackers in the catastrophic raid on Dieppe in 1942. 4,963 out of 6,100. Only 2,210 returned to England, and many of these were wounded. There were 3,367 casualties, including 1,946 prisoners of war; 916 Canadians lost their lives. Of the nearly 150,000 Allied troops who landed or parachuted into the D-Day invasion area, 14,000 were Canadians. The Royal Canadian Navy contributed 110 ships and 10,000 sailors in support of the landings while the R.C.A.F. had helped prepare the invasion by bombing targets inland. On D- Day and during the ensuing campaign, 15 R.C.A.F. fighter and fighter-bomber squadrons helped control the skies over Normandy and attacked enemy targets. On D-Day, Canadians suffered 1074 casualties, including 359 killed.

      • TS
        September 26, 2023 at 14:53

        And the Canadians who fought on the front lines on the Italian front.

        Not to forget the sizable number of US citizens who went north to join the Canadian forces in order to fight the fascists at the beginning of the war, before the USA participated. One of them was my father, who would be turning in his grave at this disgraceful display by this contemptible lot in Ottawa.

        • James White
          September 26, 2023 at 22:28

          All respect to your father and the courage he showed to put his life on the line for what he believed in. The Boston Bruins lost their top-scoring trio of Woody Dumart, Bobby Bauer, and Milt Schmidt. All three top forwards enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force together on the same day in 1942. They were carried off the ice in their final game in the Boston Garden by the visiting Montreal Canadiens to a rousing cheer. I would love to hear Don Cherry’s thoughts on the standing ovation for the Waffen SS in Canada’s House of Commons. Gutless Trudeau refused to take any credit for his shameless virtue signaling photo op. Though he was master of ceremonies in the center of it all. Blaming Russian propaganda, he threw the Speaker under the bus to save his cowardly hide. And he stole the truckers money. All they did was protest. Even Europe, who he idolizes was disgusted with him for that.

    • nwwoods
      September 26, 2023 at 12:01

      Haven’t you heard? We are in the process of whitewashing Russia’s defeat of 80% of the Nazi war machine, under orders the supervision of our American masters at the State Dept.
      Which reminds me, I just watched a clip of a recent Hillary Clinton interview (so you didn’t have to) in which she is tripling down on Russian Election Interference 2024, excusing in advance the pending Democratic Party electoral bloodbath, I presume

      • Lois Gagnon
        September 26, 2023 at 15:50

        Yes, I remember during the Obama administration the US and vassals had decided as they were snubbing Remembrance Day in Russia that Russia was responsible for WWll, prepping their respective domestic audiences for the proxy war to come. The self-proclaimed masters of the universe like to pretend pushback against NATO provocations by their targets are just evil leaders who hate us because we’re democratic. The man behind the curtain stands fully exposed.

        I can’t wait to hear my liberal family members try to explain this latest outrage away.

  33. Lois Gagnon
    September 25, 2023 at 22:38

    Just one more of many examples of how arming and training violent extremists to do your dirty work for geopolitical gain can come back and bite you in the keister. I expect more of these Nazi eruptions will surface the longer this proxy war using Azov and affiliated groups drags on. Washington and its vassals are playing with fire, but those calling the shots are too removed from accountability to comprehend the real consequences of their madness.

    • evelync
      September 26, 2023 at 10:37

      Yes it’s shocking, especially given the heritage of so many very senior people at STATE.
      How does psychopathy take over when power and money are in reach….or do these people grow up this way….

  34. bevin
    September 25, 2023 at 22:24

    Jagmeet Singh’s comment is appalling. The NDP is well aware of who the people who back Zelensky are, it is well aware that the Ukrainian lobby in Canada is now dominated by fascists. It knows them very well but it lacks the coyrage to confront them. Just as it lacks the courage to confront Israel over its treatment of Palestinians.
    A party without principles is inevitably a party conforming to the principles of its enemies.
    The saddest thing is that the CCF, from which the NDP sprung, was founded to a great extent by Ukrainian Canadian farmers who believed in the basic ideas of socialism, community and democracy.

  35. James White
    September 25, 2023 at 20:57

    Just when you think Joe Biden is the biggest moron in the world, Trudeau says, ‘hold my beer.’ Sieg Heil comrades Trudeau and Zelensky.

    • Henry Smith
      September 26, 2023 at 08:36

      Hitler and Mussolini or Stan and Ollie ?

    • Susan Siens
      September 26, 2023 at 16:51

      Trudeau is an idiot in every way possible, but at least he got to meet HIS people (I’m referring to swastika wearers). Did you hear what he said about all the parents protesting their children being indoctrinated with gender identity and pornography? (Major protests in seven Canadian cities.) “You are not welcome in our country.” Not exactly the language of someone who wants to get votes.

      • Eric
        September 27, 2023 at 02:05

        The parents seem to think they have exclusive rights to indoctrinate their children.
        Numerous surveys show students feel their being exposed to gender diversity
        is education, not indoctrination. But fanatical anti-LGBT+ forces carry on.

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