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I’m sorry, but enough with the apologies Justin Trudeau. The sorriest prime minister (as in apologetic quantity not leadership quality) in our history was at it again Thursday, ignoring his father’s political advice to ‘live in our time’ as he dredged up some more sad Canadian history for his signature retroactive reckoning. In his eighth official apology for historic wrongs as prime minister, Trudeau delivered a collective mea culpa to about 600 Italian Canadians, none of them still alive, for being interned in camps at the outbreak of the Second World War. The opposition party leaders dutifully parroted his solemn regret. Most of Trudeau’s official apologies have obvious merit — to residential school survivors, for decades of LGBTQ discrimination, and for turning away Jews fleeing Nazi Germany to name but a few. But the sheer volume of his apologies is watering down their significance into political grandstanding or even opportunism. Taken in context, Canada declared war against Italy’s fascist dictator Benito Mussolini in June 1940 and immediately invoked the War Measures Act to apprehend fascist elements operating inside the country.

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