A Canadian lawmaker has issued a statement apologizing for comments he made in an August 2021 interview with the Ottawa Forum on Israel/Palestine that included what he termed as an "antisemitic stereotype".

"I would like to apologize unreservedly to the Jewish community for comments I made," Joel Harden, who represents Ottawa Centre in the Ontario provincial government, said in the statement released Sunday and quoted by CBC News.

"I spoke in a way that perpetrated an antisemitic stereotype towards Jewish neighbors. I regret my choice of words and sincerely apologize to the Jewish community," added Harden, a member of the New Democratic Party (NDP).

The interview with forum chair Peter Larson was posted online last summer, but resurfaced on social media recently and drew criticism.... Read More: Arutz-7