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Tag: Anthony Rota

  • Wednesday, October 4th 2023 - 10:27 UTC

    Canada picks first black House of Commons Speaker

    Fergus' first challenge will be to help Parliament turn the page on the embarrassing Hunka incident

    Following last week's resignation of Anthony Rota after inviting and honoring the 98-year-old Nazi war veteran Yaroslav Hunka who had fought for the Waffen-SS Galicia Division, or the SS 14th Waffen Division, the Quebec Liberal lawmaker Greg Fergus has been appointed as the new Speaker of Canada's House of Commons.

  • Wednesday, September 27th 2023 - 09:17 UTC

    Canada's House of Commons Speaker steps down after honoring Nazi soldier

    Rota admitted that the “public recognition” he gave to a former Nazi soldier “caused pain to individuals and communities”

    Anthony Rota Tuesday turned in his resignation as Speaker of Canada's House of Commons following the recognition as a hero of a former Ukrainian member of Germany's Nazi SS Waffen. He said he would leave his position at the end of Wednesday’s session.