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Prominent Canadian journalist doesn't believe Trudeau's denial regarding Nazi-linked veteran

"I don't think anyone believes Trudeau didn't know who he was. It's just too far fetched," Ezra Levant said. While Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau has apologized, Canadian Speaker of the House Anthony Rota took the fall for the blunder and resigned.

Published: September 26, 2023 6:49pm

CEO of Rebel News Ezra Levant says he doesn't buy Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's claims that "he didn't know" the guest being honored at an event in the Canadian parliament had ties to the Nazis. 

"There's no way no one knew who he was, because you don't get into a high security event like that without being vetted," Levant said on the Tuesday edition of the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show.

"Justin Trudeau denied knowing anything and he put it on the shoulders of the Speaker of the House who resigned today," he added. "But I don't think anyone believes Trudeau didn't know who he was. It's just too far-fetched."

Canadian Speaker of the House Anthony Rota resigned Tuesday after inviting to Parliament a man who fought for a Nazi military unit called the Waffen-SS Galicia Division during World War II. The former Nazi soldier, 98-year-old Yaroslav Hunka, received a standing ovation at the event, after being introduced by Rota as a "war hero" who fought for the First Ukrainian Division, according to the Associated Press. The invitation was to attend the speech given Friday by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

It was later learned the First Ukrainian Division also was known as the Waffen-SS Galicia Division, or the SS 14th Waffen Division, a volunteer unit under Nazi command.

"It would be like at your State of the Union address when the President calls out that veteran or that small business person," Levant said. "Of course they knew who he was."

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologized for the 'deeply embarrassing' standing ovation the Canadian parliament gave to a Nazi SS veteran.

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