A community newspaper in Nova Scotia has issued an apology for publishing an editorial cartoon this week which included a Nazi flag flying over Parliament Hill.
After national media attention and a public outcry The Pictou Advocate posted this explanation on their website late Thursday evening:
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If our editorial cartoon in the March 5 edition of The Advocate has offended anyone, we sincerely apologize. It was certainly not our intention to offend our readers. The cartoon was simply meant as a satire, or exaggeration, on Harper’s Economic Action Plan and its implications for some segments of the community.
We regret that the cartoon was not received in the spirit with which it was intended.
The views of the editorial cartoon are those of the contributor, and not necessarily the views of The Advocate, as are all other views by contributors to The Advocate.
From our editorial cartoonist is the following explanation:
“I certainly didn’t mean to offend anybody. The use of the swastika was