The NDP is applauding the decision by Anthony Rota to resign saying the harm that this incident has inflicted on the Jewish community is unacceptable.
"It brings us no joy to see the Speaker resign but, as we laid out yesterday, this is the right decision following Friday's events. We fully accept Mr. Rota's apology and believe that he didn't intend to cause harm but, unfortunately, there are very real consequences to his lapse in judgment," said House Leader, Peter Julian,
"Already, Russia propaganda is weaponizing this incident to harm President Zelenskyy and undermine Ukrainians' effort to protect their home from an illegal invasion. The Prime Minister has to apologize and help mitigate the harm that this has caused Ukraine and its leadership."
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Julian claims Canada's reputation has been harmed on the international stage.
"For these reasons, we felt that Mr. Rota lost the confidence of the House and he had to step aside. We want to acknowledge the hard work he did during the pandemic to ensure Canadians' democracy could continue to function during unprecedented challenges. We wish him well and thank him for making this difficult decision.”