Ottawa: Canadian General Assembly Speaker Anthony Rota, a close ally of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has resigned, dealing a significant blow to the embattled Liberal Party. His resignation follows protests over his description of a former Nazi soldier as a historical figure.
Speaker Anthony Rota made these controversial remarks during a ceremony honoring Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in the House, where he praised the former Nazi soldier from Ukraine. Following this incident, Anthony resigned amidst strong protests from both the ruling party and the opposition. Jewish organizations in Canada have announced their intention to continue protesting the issue.
Approximately two percent of Canada’s population is of Jewish descent, and the Jewish community wields significant influence in Canadian politics. The remarks by Anthony Rota, a prominent member of the Liberal Party, have also created a crisis for Prime Minister Trudeau.