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US voters don’t take direction from foreigners, and American presidential elections, which play out state by state, are far different from those for the European Union. Another lesson of the European elections is that in an age of inflation, incumbents are vulnerable to a disgruntled electorate. French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz are smarting from their rebuke in European elections that rewarded far-right parties that echo the continent’s dark past. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s low approval ratings mean he might not even lead his Liberal Party into elections due by the end of next year. Macron, who heads a centrist party that was routed in the European elections, may be betting that the higher turnout in legislative elections could reverse the trend.
Persons: CNN —, Donald Trump’s, Hillary Clinton’s, Joe Biden, Trump, Biden, he’ll, Emmanuel Macron, Olaf Scholz, Justin Trudeau’s, Rishi Sunak, Macron, Le Pen, Jordan Bardella, Le Pen’s, ” He’s, Organizations: CNN, European Union, Canadian, Liberal Party, British, Conservative, “ Make, GOP, Labour Party, Trump, National Rally, Paris Locations: Britain, Europe, Italy, Poland, Normandy, EU
CNN —As Australian women push for action on domestic violence – a problem described by the country’s prime minister as a “national crisis” – one state has appointed a special official charged with improving men’s behavior. Victoria Premier Jacinta Allan announced Wednesday that state MP Tim Richardson would serve as the inaugural Parliamentary Secretary for Men’s Behavior Change – the first position of its kind in the country. Richardson said he would focus on the influence the internet and social media have on male attitudes towards women, and on building respectful relationships. Last year, 64 women were murdered, the group said. Women should not be responsible for ending violence against women,” he said at the time.
Persons: Victoria Premier Jacinta Allan, Tim Richardson, Richardson, ” Richardson, couldn’t, , Tarang Chawla, Niki, Nikita Chawla, Jane Hume, Anthony Albanese Organizations: CNN, Victoria Premier, Police, Liberal Party, Victoria, Sky News Locations: Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Bondi, Sydney
Seoul, South Korea CNN —South Korea’s liberal opposition parties scored a landslide victory in a parliamentary election held on Wednesday, dealing a resounding blow to President Yoon Suk Yeol and his conservative party but likely falling just short of a super majority. A splinter liberal party considered allied with the DP was expected to take at least 10 seats, projections showed. It marked the highest ever turnout for a parliamentary election, though the numbers were down from the 2022 presidential vote that narrowly brought Yoon to power. Lee Jae-myung, leader of the Democratic Party, watches election results at his district office in Incheon, South Korea, on Thursday, April 11, 2024. “Given his likely lame duck status, the temptation for Yoon will be to focus on foreign policy where he will still have statutory power,” Richey said.
Persons: Yoon Suk Yeol, Yoon Suk, Lee Jae, myung, Lee, Yoon, , Kim Keon Hee, SeongJoon Cho, Mason Richey, , ” Richey Organizations: South Korea CNN, South, Democratic Party, National Election Commission, Dior, People Power Party, Election Commission, NEC, Bloomberg, Getty, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies Locations: Seoul, South Korea, Incheon
Canada's domestic spy agency concluded that China interfered in the last two elections, an official probe heard on Monday, the firmest evidence so far of suspected Chinese meddling in Canadian politics. Canada's domestic spy agency has concluded that China interfered in the last two elections, based on the firmest evidence so far of suspected Chinese meddling in Canadian politics. Under pressure from opposition legislators unhappy about media reports on China's possible role, Trudeau set up a commission into foreign interference. "We know that the PRC (Peoples' Republic of China) clandestinely and deceptively interfered in both the 2019 and 2021 elections," it said. "State actors are able to conduct foreign interference successfully in Canada because there are few legal or political consequences.
Persons: Justin Trudeau's, Trudeau, Erin O'Toole Organizations: Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party, Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Peoples, Global News, Conservatives, CSIS Locations: China, Peoples ' Republic of China, PRC, Canada
A member of Canada’s Parliament testified on Tuesday that high school students from China were transported by bus to vote for him in a party election that is at the center of a federal inquiry into interference in Canadian elections by China and other foreign countries. Testifying during a public hearing in Ottawa, the Parliament member, Han Dong, a Chinese-Canadian politician formerly from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party, said that he had met and sought the support of the students from a private high school in 2019, but that he did not know who had chartered or paid for the bus on the day of the election. A Canadian intelligence report disclosed during the hearing said there were indications that a “known proxy agent” of the Chinese Consulate had provided the students “with falsified documents to allow them to vote” even though they did not reside in Mr. Dong’s electoral district. Noncitizens over the age of 14 can register and vote in party elections as long as they show proof they live in an electoral district.
Persons: Han Dong, Justin Trudeau’s Organizations: Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party, Consulate Locations: China, Ottawa, Canadian, Dong’s, Noncitizens
By Lewis JacksonSYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's centre-left Labor government on Monday said it would appoint a former climate change minister to chair the A$212 billion ($139 billion) sovereign wealth fund, the second successive ex-minister to hold the position. Until then, Combet will continue as chair of the Net Zero Economy Agency, which oversees Australia's net zero transition plans, Chalmers said. Future Fund board member Mary Reemst has been appointed acting chair until he begins the role. Started in 2006 by then Treasurer Peter Costello with proceeds from the privatisation of state telco Telstra, the Future Fund today rivals the country's largest pension funds in size. In one of his final speeches last November, he urged government to resist using the fund to support political projects.
Persons: Lewis Jackson SYDNEY, Greg Combet, Jim Chalmers, Combet, Chalmers, Mary Reemst, Mr Combet, Peter Costello, telco, Costello, Lewis Jackson, Stephen Coates Organizations: Labor, IFM, Future Fund, Economy Agency, telco Telstra, Fund, Liberal Party
The newcomer landed in a district of northern Toronto and announced his bid for Canada’s Parliament. Though few knew him, an important factor helped offset his lack of name recognition — the backing of prominent local Chinese-Canadians. “I’m very happy that I feel very well supported, surrounded by friends,” the candidate, Han Dong, said at a news conference. But a government-appointed special rapporteur said there was “well-grounded suspicion” Mr. Dong also had help from a hidden source as he vied for the Liberal Party’s nomination: the Chinese Consulate. Mr. Dong’s victory — eventually propelling him to Parliament in 2019 — is one of several Canadian campaigns that have raised fears about Chinese election interference.
Persons: , , Han Dong, Mr, Dong, Organizations: Canada’s, Liberal Locations: Toronto, Chinese
SYDNEY, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Australia's top civil servant in its interior ministry was sacked on Monday after an inquiry found he breached impartiality rules. Michael Pezzullo, the powerful head of the department responsible for internal security, stepped aside in September while the investigation was conducted. It was not immediately possible to reach Pezzullo for comment. The inquiry followed a joint investigation by two Australian newspapers and a TV programme that alleged Pezzullo had intervened in politics to promote favoured politicians, attack opponents and push for media censorship. Reporting by Alasdair Pal in Sydney; Editing by Lincoln FeastOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Michael Pezzullo, Anthony Albanese, Pezzullo, Alasdair Pal, Lincoln Organizations: SYDNEY, Australian Public Service, Liberal Party, Thomson Locations: Sydney
Australia PM Fires a Top Bureaucrat Over Influence Probe
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By Alasdair PalSYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's top civil servant in its interior ministry was sacked on Monday after an inquiry found he breached impartiality rules. Michael Pezzullo, the powerful head of the department responsible for internal security, stepped aside in September while the investigation was conducted. It was not immediately possible to reach Pezzullo for comment. The inquiry followed a joint investigation by two Australian newspapers and a TV programme that alleged Pezzullo had intervened in politics to promote favoured politicians, attack opponents and push for media censorship. (Reporting by Alasdair Pal in Sydney; Editing by Lincoln Feast)
Persons: Alasdair Pal SYDNEY, Michael Pezzullo, Anthony Albanese, Pezzullo, Alasdair Pal, Lincoln Organizations: Australian Public Service, Liberal Party Locations: Sydney
For 37 years, Canada has kept close guard on an explosive roster of names. Canada’s strong privacy laws and government secrecy have kept the report confidential, but a recent political blunder may crack it open. Now, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is discussing whether the time has come to unseal the report. The deliberations began before the celebration of Mr. Hunka, said Anthony Housefather, a member of Mr. Trudeau’s Liberal Party caucus who has been the primary political proponent of declassification. But the episode has increased pressure on the government to finally act.
Persons: Volodymyr Zelensky, Yaroslav Hunka, Justin Trudeau’s, Hunka, Anthony Housefather Organizations: Nazi Waffen, Trudeau’s Liberal Party Locations: Canada, Ukraine, Ukrainian Canadian
Pre-election polls suggested that Swiss voters had three main concerns: Rising fees for the obligatory, free market-based health insurance system; climate change, which has eroded Switzerland’s many glaciers; and worries about migrants and immigration. The Socialists, in second, added two seats to reach 41 in that chamber, known as the National Council. In Switzerland, voters also participate directly in government decision making. The Swiss did line up with the EU in imposing sanctions against Russia over its war in Ukraine. The Federal Council is considering whether to join the EU and the United States in labeling Hamas a terror organization.
Persons: Pascal Sciarini, , , ” Sciarini, , Alain Berset, Viola Amherd Organizations: GENEVA, Swiss People’s Party, Swiss, Socialists, National Council, Christian, Democrat, Liberal, Greens, University of Geneva, , SVP, Federal Council, Berset, Voters, European Union, , Russia, Federal, EU, United Nations, Islamic, International Monetary Fund Locations: Europe, Greece, Sweden, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Swiss, Brussels, Bern, Ukraine, United States
Members of the National Council pose for a group picture on the last day of the legislature before national elections in October at the Swiss Parliament Building (Bundeshaus) in Bern, Switzerland on Sept. 29, 2023. Exit polls conducted for Switzerland's public broadcaster showed the country's right-wing populist party was set to further strengthen its position as the largest faction in parliament in a legislative election Sunday that saw the leading Green party lose ground. The Socialists edged up nearly a 0.5 percentage point, while the Greens lost more than 4 percentage points to fall under 10%, according to the exit poll. It appeared set to eclipse the free-market Liberal party in voter support, according to the exit poll conducted by the gfs.bern agency. The parliamentary vote is one of two main ways that Switzerland's 8.5 million people guide their country.
Persons: , Claudine Juillard, Chatelenat, Alain Berset, Viola Amherd Organizations: National Council, Swiss, Switzerland's, Swiss People's, Socialists, Greens, of States, European Union, Swiss People's Party, Christian, Democrat, Liberal, Socialist, Alpine, Federal, EU Locations: Bern, Switzerland, Poland, Geneva, Carouge, Swiss, Russia, Ukraine, United States
SYDNEY, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said on Monday he accepted his share of blame for the failure of a referendum question on Indigenous recognition that could weaken his authority. Albanese staked significant political capital on a "Yes" vote, pushing ahead despite the opposition Liberal party opposing it. He faced Liberal leader Peter Dutton during parliamentary question time on Monday for the first time since the referendum failure. The referendum outcome is seen as a major setback for reconciliation efforts with the country's Indigenous community and risks damaging Australia's image in the world regarding how it treats people in that community. Remote areas dominated by Indigenous communities voted strongly in favour of the referendum question, Albanese said, in contrast to the rest of the country.
Persons: Anthony Albanese, Albanese, Peter Dutton, " Albanese, Tracey Nearmy, Dutton, Alasdair Pal, Kirsty Needham, Stephen Coates, Gerry Doyle Organizations: SYDNEY, Australian, Liberal, Old Australian, House, REUTERS, Labor, Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Financial, Thomson Locations: Canberra, Australia, Great Britain, Sydney
Voters walk past Vote Yes and Vote No signs at the Old Australian Parliament House during The Voice referendum, in Canberra, Australia, October 14, 2023. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy/File Photo Acquire Licensing RightsSYDNEY, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Australia's parliament will on Monday meet for the first time since the failure of a referendum on Indigenous recognition that could weaken the authority of Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. Albanese staked significant political capital on a "Yes" vote, with the opposition Liberal party opposing it. The outcome is a major setback for reconciliation efforts with the country's Indigenous community and damages Australia's image in the world regarding how it treats them. The country's main business newspaper, the Australian Financial Review, called the result "heartbreaking" for the country's Indigenous community, that make up around 3.8% of the population and have suffered from centuries of neglect and discrimination since colonisation by Great Britain in 1788.
Persons: Tracey Nearmy, Anthony Albanese, Albanese, Peter Dutton, Alasdair Pal, Stephen Coates Organizations: Old Australian, House, The, REUTERS, Rights, Liberal, Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Financial, Thomson Locations: Canberra, Australia, Great Britain, Sydney
[1/2] A ‘No’ sign sits in front of the Tent Embassy near the Old Australian Parliament House as voters arrive during The Voice referendum, in Canberra, Australia, October 14, 2023. An Australian referendum requires a majority vote in at least four of its six states, as well as nationally. Ultimately, no state supported the "Voice" and the national vote was 40% "Yes" to 60% "No", according to preliminary counting. After the votes were counted, Dutton said his party supported Indigenous reconciliation but he made no mention of an alternative measure. Albanese, asked on Saturday why the vote had failed, said no referendum had succeeded without bipartisan support.
Persons: Tracey Nearmy, Anthony Albanese, Kos Samaras, Matt Qvortrup, Peter Dutton, Dutton, Timothy Graham, Graham, Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe, Chris Hemsworth, Jason Mamoa, Shaquille O'Neal, Samaras, Donald Trump, Paul Smith, Smith, Albanese, Qvortrup, Byron Kaye, Praveen Menon, Edmund Klamann Organizations: Tent Embassy, Old Australian, House, REUTERS, Rights, Labor, Redbridge Group, Australian National University, Liberal Party, Queensland University of Technology, Qantas, NBA, Labor Party, U.S, European Union, Liberal, Thomson Locations: Tent, Canberra, Australia
[1/2] 'Yes' campaigners drive past voters lining up at a polling booth during The Voice referendum in Queanbeyan, Australia, October 14, 2023. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese misread the public mood, analysts said on Sunday, as he took responsibility for the referendum result, in which only the national capital voted "Yes" from among eight states and territories. Elected in 1996, Albanese saw the failure of the 1999 referendum for Australia to become a republic. Dutton may not try to win back these Teal seats at the next election, Kenny said, adding that almost all of Labor's rural and outer-suburban, working class seats voted "No". Former Liberal Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who will join the board of Fox Corp next month, praised Dutton's "courageous" campaign against the referendum in an interview with Sky News.
Persons: Tracey Nearmy, Anthony Albanese, Albanese, Chris Wallace, Peter Dutton, Dutton, Mark Kenny, Kenny, " Albanese, Bridget McKenzie, Tony Abbott, Dutton's, Abbott, Simon Banks, Hawker Britton, Wallace, Kirsty Needham, Clarence Fernandez Organizations: REUTERS, Rights, First, Aboriginal, First Nations, University of Canberra, Liberal, Australian National University, Labor, Trump, Nationals, university's Australian Studies Institute, Victoria, Sunday, Fox Corp, Sky News, Liberal Party, Thomson Locations: Queanbeyan, Australia, Torres, U.S, New South Wales
By Kirsty NeedhamSYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's decision to deny constitutional recognition to its First Peoples could herald a more divisive "Trump-style" politics at the next national election, while pushing the prime minister to pivot to cost of living issues, some analysts said. Now he is expected to pivot to addressing cost of living issues pressing on voters, which had made it harder to win the referendum, she added. Elected in 1996, Albanese saw the failure of the 1999 referendum for Australia to become a republic. Dutton may not try to win back these Teal seats at the next election, Kenny said, adding that almost all of Labor's rural and outer-suburban, working class seats voted "No". Former Liberal Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who will join the board of Fox Corp next month, praised Dutton's "courageous" campaign against the referendum in an interview with Sky News.
Persons: Kirsty Needham SYDNEY, Anthony Albanese, Albanese, Chris Wallace, Peter Dutton, Dutton, Mark Kenny, Kenny, " Albanese, Bridget McKenzie, Tony Abbott, Dutton's, Abbott, Simon Banks, Hawker Britton, Wallace, Kirsty Needham, Clarence Fernandez Organizations: First, Aboriginal, First Nations, University of Canberra, Liberal, Australian National University, Labor, Trump, Nationals, university's Australian Studies Institute, Victoria, Sunday, Fox Corp, Sky News, Liberal Party Locations: Torres, Australia, U.S, New South Wales
Here's what you need to know about Australia's Voice to Parliament campaign:WHO ARE AUSTRALIA'S INDIGENOUS PEOPLE? Australia's Indigenous population plummeted after British colonisation began in 1788 as they were dispossessed of their land, exposed to new diseases, forced to work in slave-like conditions, and killed by colonisers. The country also created Maori seats in parliament, allowing the Indigenous population to choose to vote for candidates for these seats or participate in the general election. HOW DID THE VOICE REFERENDUM COME ABOUT? In 2022, Labor's Anthony Albanese became prime minister and said Australians would have their say in a referendum to include an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament.
Persons: Praveen Menon SYDNEY, colonisers, Labor's Anthony Albanese, Lidia Thorpe, Praveen Menon, Alasdair Pal, Stephen Coates Organizations: WHO, Torres Strait, Nations, Te reo, Torres Strait Islander, Albanese's Labor Party, Greens, Independent, Green, Liberal Party, Party, Liberals, Nationals Locations: Australia, Canada, Waitangi, Uluru, New Zealand, Sydney
[1/3] Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the close of the Seventh Assembly of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada August 25, 2023. Right now, most opinion polls show Trudeau significantly trailing his newest rival, Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre. But none are perceived to be as scrappy and determined at retail politics as Trudeau is, Liberal insiders and pollsters say. No Canadian prime minister since Wilfrid Laurier in 1908 has won four consecutive elections. In 2015, Ekos had the Liberals down 22 percentage points in the spring and Trudeau won a majority in the fall.
Persons: Justin Trudeau, Chris Helgren, Liberal Party's, Trudeau, Pierre Poilievre, Chrystia Freeland, Mark Carney, Wilfrid Laurier, Frank Graves, I'm, HOUDINI, Poilievre, Angus Reid, Shachi Kurl, Darrell Bricker, It's, Ekos, We've, we've, Kurl, Houdini, Steve Scherer, David Ljunggren, Denny Thomas, David Gregorio Our Organizations: Seventh Assembly of, Global Environment, REUTERS, Rights OTTAWA, Canadian, Liberal, Conservative, Conservatives, Liberal Party, Ekos Research, Angus Reid Institute, Liberals, Ipsos Public Affairs, Thomson Locations: Vancouver , British Columbia, Canada, Trudeau's, British Columbia, New Delhi
[1/4] Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau casts his vote during the election of a new Speaker in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada October 3, 2023. Former speaker Anthony Rota, a member of the governing Liberal party, resigned last week. The members of the 338-seat House will then vote by secret ballot, ranking the candidates in order of preference. The House speaker is meant to be an impartial arbitrator of parliamentary procedure, seeking to maintain order and decorum during debates. Among the candidates are Liberal Greg Fergus, who if elected would be the first person of color to become speaker.
Persons: Justin Trudeau, Blair Gable, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Anthony Rota, Yaroslav Hunka, Adolf Hitler's Waffen, Zelenskiy, Rota, Liberal Greg Fergus, Liberal Sean Casey, Prince Edward Island, Chris d'Entremont, Elizabeth May, Steve Scherer, Deepa Babington 私 たち Organizations: Canada's, REUTERS, Rights OTTAWA, Liberal, Adolf Hitler's Waffen SS, Liberals, Green Party Locations: Ottawa , Ontario, Canada, Nazi, Polish, Ukrainian, Ukraine, Quebec's Gatineau Hills
BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Liberal party Progresivne Slovensko (Progressive Slovakia, PS), which won the second highest number of votes in a Slovak parliamentary election, still sees an option to form a ruling coalition, its leader Michal Simecka said on Sunday. Simecka, speaking after the Saturday election, said PS would do what it can to prevent vote winner SMER-SSD from forming a government. "SMER-SSD won the election, we of course respect that," Simecka told a news conference. And it would be even worse news if Robert Fico succeeds in forming a government,” he added. "We will do everything...so that Robert Fico does not rule in Slovakia."
Persons: Progresivne Slovensko, Michal Simecka, Robert Fico, Simecka, , SMER, HLAS, Jan Lopatka, Kirsten Donovan Organizations: Liberal Locations: BRATISLAVA, Progressive Slovakia, Ukraine, Slovakia
BRATISLAVA, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Liberal party Progresivne Slovensko (Progressive Slovakia, PS), which won the second highest number of votes in a Slovak parliamentary election, still sees an option to form a ruling coalition, its leader Michal Simecka said on Sunday. Simecka, speaking after the Saturday election, said PS would do what it can to prevent vote winner SMER-SSD from forming a government. "SMER-SSD won the election, we of course respect that," Simecka told a news conference. And it would be even worse news if Robert Fico succeeds in forming a government,” he added. "We will do everything...so that Robert Fico does not rule in Slovakia."
Persons: Progresivne Slovensko, Michal Simecka, Robert Fico, Simecka, , SMER, HLAS, Jan Lopatka, Kirsten Donovan Organizations: Liberal, Thomson Locations: BRATISLAVA, Progressive Slovakia, Ukraine, Slovakia
Still, Trudeau has not called for speaker Anthony Rota to resign, and Rota is also resisting the calls. Peter Julian, the New Democratic Party House leader, and Bloc Quebecois leader Yves-Francois Blanchet both said Anthony Rota should step down. "This is something that is deeply embarrassing to the Parliament of Canada and by extension to all Canadians." "I think it's going to be really important that all of us push back against Russian disinformation and continue our steadfast unequivocal support for Ukraine," Trudeau said, per the BBC. "It's been deeply embarrassing for Canada, and I think it was deeply embarrassing for the president of Ukraine," said Gould, who is a descendent of Holocaust survivors.
Persons: Justin Trudeau, Trudeau, Anthony Rota, , Peter Julian, Yves, Francois Blanchet, Julian, Yaroslav Hunka, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Rota, Hunka, Zelenskyy, Simon Wiesenthal, Dmitry Peskov, Peskov, Vladimir Putin, Pierre Poilievre, Will, Karina Gould, It's, Gould, Daria Litvinova Organizations: Service, Nazi, New Democratic Party House, Bloc Quebecois, Kremlin, Liberal Party, BBC, Politico, 1st Ukrainian, Ukrainian, Waffen, SS, SS Galicia Division, Waffen Division, Simon Wiesenthal Center, Holocaust Studies, Ukraine, Liberal, Conservative, Canada, Hunka, Associated Press Locations: Canada, Ukrainian Nazi, Rota, Ukrainian, Moscow, Ottawa, SS Galicia, Ukraine, Tallinn, Estonia
Speaker of the House of Commons Anthony Rota speaks during Question Period on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada September 25, 2023. Rota publicly recognised Hunka, calling him a hero. Russia called the incident outrageous. "That public recognition has caused pain to individuals and communities, including the Jewish community in Canada and around the world ... Foreign Minister Melanie Joly earlier said Rota should resign while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called on him to ponder his future.
Persons: Anthony Rota, Blair Gable, Yaroslav Hunka, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Rota, Hunka, Adolf Hitler's Waffen, Vladimir Putin, Zelenskiy, Melanie Joly, Justin Trudeau, Trudeau's, David Ljunggren, Daniel Wallis Organizations: REUTERS, Rights, Canada's, Nazi, Ukrainian, Adolf Hitler's Waffen SS, Liberal, Canada, Trudeau's Liberal, Thomson Locations: Ottawa , Ontario, Canada, Russia, Ukraine, Kyiv, Western, Rota's
Ottawa CNN —Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons Anthony Rota resigned his post Tuesday, days after he praised a Ukrainian veteran who fought for a Nazi military unit during World War II. “I accept full responsibility for my actions.”Rota’s recognition of Hunka last week prompted a standing ovation. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called the incident “deeply embarrassing.”The 14th Waffen Grenadier Division was part of the Nazi SS organization declared a criminal organization by the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg in 1946, which determined the Nazi group had committed war crimes and crimes against humanity. Dave Chan/AFP via Getty ImagesRecognizing Hunka was “beyond outrageous,” B’nai Brith Canada CEO Michael Mostyn said, adding, “We cannot allow the whitewashing of history.”“Canadian soldiers fought and died to free the world from the evils of Nazi brutality,” he said. “No one – not even anyone among you, fellow parliamentarians, or from the Ukrainian delegation – was privy to my intention or my remarks prior to their delivery,” he said.
Persons: Anthony Rota, Volodymyr Zelensky, Rota, Yaroslav Hunka, , Hunka, ” Rota, Justin Trudeau, , Dave Chan, Michael Mostyn, Organizations: Ottawa CNN —, Canadian, of, Nazi, Ukrainian, Waffen Grenadier Division, , Liberal, Waffen Grenadier, Nazi SS, International, Getty Locations: Ukrainian, Canada, Poland, Nuremberg, Ottawa, AFP,
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