Canada's House speaker resigns over inviting a man who fought for a Nazi unit

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The Speaker of Canada's House of Commons has resigned after unwittingly praising a Ukrainian man who fought for a Nazi unit and inviting him to parliament.

After first resisting calls to step down, Anthony Rota quit yesterday after meeting party leaders in Ottawa.

The incident last Friday incited global condemnation.

Ninety eight-years-old Yaroslav Hunka, got a standing ovation after House of Commons Speaker Rota called him a hero during a Friday visit by Ukraine's president.

Rota has said he did not know of Hunka's Nazi ties and made a mistake in inviting him to attend the event.

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