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'Disturbing': Experts troubled by Canada’s euthanasia laws

Aug. 11, 2022 10:31 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Alan Nichols had a history of depression and other medical issues, but none were life-threatening. When the 61-year-old Canadian was hospitalized in June 2019 over fears he might be suicidal, he asked his brother to “bust him out” as soon as possible. Within a...

Canada to use regulation to ban handgun imports in 2 weeks

Aug. 05, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada plans to temporarily ban the import of handguns into the country without the approval of Parliament, using a regulatory measure that comes into effect in two weeks. Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino said Friday the change will last until a...

Canada to send trainers to UK to teach Ukrainian forces

Aug. 04, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada is sending military trainers to the United Kingdom to teach Ukrainians how to fight invading Russian forces, Defense Minister Anita Anand said Wednesday. Up to 225 members of the Canadian Armed Forces will eventually be based in the U.K. for an initial...

Pope visits Nunavut for final apology of his Canadian tour

Jul. 29, 2022 21:57 PM EDT

IQALUIT, Nunavut (AP) — Pope Francis traveled to the edge of the Arctic on Friday to deliver an apology to the Inuit people for the “evil” of Canada’s residential schools, wrapping up his week-long “penitential pilgrimage” to Canada with a dramatic visit to the remote territory of...

Canada says pope's apology to Indigenous not enough

Jul. 28, 2022 03:12 AM EDT

QUEBEC CITY (AP) — The Canadian government made clear Wednesday that Pope Francis’ apology to Indigenous peoples for abuses in the country’s church-run residential schools didn't go far enough, suggesting that reconciliation over the fraught history is still very much a work in progress. ...

Pope in Quebec amid decline of Catholic Church in province

Jul. 27, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

QUEBEC CITY (AP) — Pope Francis arrived in Quebec on Wednesday at a time when many French Canadians in the province are not only moving away from religion but explicitly rejecting it, embracing secularization long after their forebears built their identity on the rock of the Catholic Church. ...

Canadian PM heart-broken over shootings; motive unknown

Jul. 26, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Police tried to learn why a man gunned down four people in a Vancouver suburb as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday he is broken-hearted over the shootings that left the community shaken. Two people were killed and two were...

Pope lands in Canada, set for apologies to Indigenous groups

Jul. 24, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Pope Francis began a historic visit to Canada on Sunday to apologize to Indigenous peoples for abuses by missionaries at residential schools, a key step in the Catholic Church’s efforts to reconcile with Native communities and help them heal from generations of trauma....

Pope's Indigenous tour signals a rethink of mission legacy

Jul. 23, 2022 14:50 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis’ trip to Canada to apologize for the horrors of church-run Indigenous residential schools marks a radical rethink of the Catholic Church’s missionary legacy, spurred on by the first pope from the Americas and the discovery of hundreds of probable graves at the...

Canada to release equipment for Russia-Germany gas pipeline

Jul. 10, 2022 04:16 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Canadian government says it will allow the delivery to Germany of equipment from a key Russia-Europe natural gas pipeline that has undergone maintenance — equipment the absence of which Russia's Gazprom cited last month as a reason for more than halving the flow of gas. ...