As reported by Canadian Conservative media darlings, Rebel News, Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) immediately and rightfully condemned the Canadian parliament for a standing ovation over a Ukrainian Nazi. Speaker Anthony Rota of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party stood before parliament and almost proudly introduced the 98-year-old Yaroslav Hunka.
Proclaiming, “Ukrainian-Canadian war veteran from the Second World War who fought for Ukrainian independence against the Russians and continues to support the troops today. … He’s a Ukrainian hero, a Canadian hero, and we thank him for all his service.”
The problem is that neither Rota nor anyone else vetted Hunka. A sizeable amount of the Eastern Europe socialist movements who battled the Soviets joined forces with the Nazis, especially while in Ukraine. As pointed out by Rebel News, around 2,000 Waffen SS soldiers were of Ukrainian origin and hid who they were when running to Canada. They concealed their identities and looked for refuge in Canada in the 1950s.
As the FSWC explained, this was a slap in the face to Canadians and Jews across the globe. An honor like this should never be bestowed on such a person.
“The fact that a veteran who served in a Nazi military unit was invited to and given a standing ovation in Parliament is shocking. 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.”
Continuing, they pointed out their conviction for the mass murder of innocent civilians, and their brutality was known the world over. They are demanding the Canadian parliament apologize and make good to restore some balance to things. With the Canadians, the Biden Administration, and others in the West ignoring the fact that Ukraine does indeed have a small population of people calling themselves Nazis, and yet the West still backs them.
While just a drop in the bucket compared to Biden, Canadian President Justine Trudeau pledged an additional $650 million CAD to the war effort in Ukraine.