Canada isn’t often the subject of global headlines. But just a week after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was making international news after accusing India of ordering a hit on a Canadian citizen on Canadian soil, the country was in the global spotlight again — this time when it was revealed that an elderly man who earned two standing ovations in the House of Commons last week actually served in a Nazi unit during the Second World War.
The ensuing outrage prompted the resignation of House speaker Anthony Rota, who had invited Yaroslav Hunka to Parliament so he could take in an appearance by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. David Roger Marples, a professor of Russian and East European History, takes a deeper dive into the scandal.
Venice has a tiny population - less than 50,000. It’s therefore not surprising that the city is trying to find ways to curb the number of tourists - 20 million - who pass through every year to soak up its history, art and architecture. Will its decision to impose a fee for day-trippers reduce the numbers? Sameer Hosany isn’t hopeful.