Canadian House Speaker Resigns After Nazi Honored In Parliament

  • Canadian House Speaker Anthony Rota resigned Tuesday following controversy over a Nazi veteran guest who was honored as a “hero” in parliament.
  • “It is with a heavy heart that I rise to inform members of my resignation as speaker of the House of Commons. It is my greatest honor as a parliamentarian to have been elected by you, my peers, to serve as the speaker of the House of Commons for the 43rd and 44th parliament,” Rota said.
  • “Rota invited Yaroslav Hunka, 98, who was honored in parliament just days ahead of the celebration of Yom Kippur, one of the holiest days in Judaism. Hunka received a standing ovation on Friday during a visit by Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky. At the session, House Speaker Anthony Rota introduced Hunka as a Ukrainian and Canadian war hero who fought for Ukrainian independence from the Soviet Union in World War II,” the Daily Wire reported.
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