A what, now???
EDIT: Oh it's for Ukranians. I can see how someone wangled it to get it put up then... doesn't mean it should have been. SS is SS and that division was definitely on record as particiapating in war crimes. It's still a fucking Nazi War Memorial.
But after researchers pointed out on social media that the monument honours the 14th Waffen SS and this newspaper published an article Friday detailing the history of the controversial unit, Halton Regional Police issued a clarification. “The initial information collected by investigators indicated that the graffiti may have been hate-motivated, targeting the identifiable group of Ukrainians in general, or Ukrainian members of this cultural centre,” the police said in a statement. “At no time did the Halton Regional Police Service consider that the identifiable group targeted by the graffiti was Nazis.”
Halton Regional Police Chief Stephen Tanner went further on Twitter, questioning the reason for the monument. “The most unfortunate part of all this is that any such monument would exist in the first place,” he tweeted.
For the record, Canada was pretty bad about letting ex-Nazis escape here.