January 22nd, 2022

Statement from NDP candidate Steve Parish

AJAX — The following is an excerpt from remarks made by NDP candidate Steve Parish (Ajax) at a public nomination meeting on Jan. 22, 2022:

“There has been controversy over the renaming of Langsdorff avenue in Ajax, and comments that I made at that time. I want to say clearly and unequivocally that the Nazi regime that ruled in Germany from 1933 to 1945 was the most evil regime in the history of humankind. They were responsible for the Holocaust and the death of approximately six million Jews in Europe. Indeed the terms genocide and crimes against humanity come from that terrible part of our history. This caused pain to some people in the Jewish community in Ajax and beyond in Ontario, and for that, I am profoundly and completely sorry and I offer my complete, unconditional and most sincere apology.”