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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday his administration is considering declassifying a list of suspected former Nazi collaborators who immigrated to Canada following the Second World War.

His comments follow a diplomatic blunder that saw parliament during Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's recent visit to Ottawa publicly celebrate a Ukrainian veteran who had fought for the Nazis during the war.

In 1986, an independent inquiry had looked into allegations that more than 800 Nazi war criminals slipped into the country, but their names were withheld.

"We have made sure that there are top public servants who are looking very carefully into the issue, including digging into the archives," Trudeau said Wednesday.


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