Brendan O’Neill Brendan O’Neill

Justin Trudeau’s Nazi blind spot

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau (Credit: Getty images)

Justin Trudeau’s government sees fascists everywhere, except when one is standing right under their nose. That’s the brilliant if bleak irony of the Canadian parliament’s standing ovation for Yaroslav Hunka, a 98-year-old veteran of the Ukrainian military who, it turns out, fought under the Nazis in the Second World War.

It was an extraordinary sight, surely unprecedented in the modern West.

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