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Canada should denounce those who glorify Latvia’s Nazi past

By Scott Taylor      

With Canadian soldiers deployed to the Baltic country, Canada ought to speak out against the March 16 parades there remembering soldiers who fought with the Nazis.

The Latvian Legion is commemorated on March 16, 2008. The annual event is controversial because the force was commanded by the German Nazi Waffen SS during the Second World War. Photograph courtesy of Dezidor
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OTTAWA—For the Canadian soldiers currently based in Latvia, March 16 should prove to be an interesting distraction. It is on this date that Latvians parade through the streets of Riga to commemorate their veterans of the Second World War. Honouring fallen warriors is something that our Canadian soldiers can certainly relate to. Unfortunately, in this case the March 16 parade through Riga is celebrating the Latvian Legion, a force commanded by the German Nazi Waffen SS during the

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