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Extremist MP Rob Anders

From September 4, 2008

With Nelson Mandela due to arrive in Canada in the fall of 2001, a motion was put before parliament on June 6, 2001, that would make him an honorary Canadian citizen. Foreign Affairs Minister, John McCallum, with the support of the four opposition foreign affairs critics, read the motion. So, when the speaker asked if everyone agreed that "Nelson Mandela, icon of the human spirit, be hereby declared to be an honorary citizen of Canada", everyone agreed.

Except for a shout of "No" from MP Rob Anders.

Rob Anders later tried to defend himself by calling Mandela a "communist" and "a terrorist."

During the last sitting of parliament, Con MP Anders was the Chairman of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs.