Getting Clean

Canada will ban the production and importation of single-use plastics by the end of the year as part of an effort to boost its fight against pollution and climate change, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. The Environment Ministry said most plastic grocery bags, cutlery and straws...

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‘Being Free’

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will introduce a new bill that would put a freeze on buying, selling or importing handguns, a move aimed to curb gun violence in Canada following recent mass shootings in the United States, CBS News reported Tuesday. Trudeau’s proposed legislation will...

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The Hardest Word

British Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, ended their three-day tour to Canada this week, a visit that was marked by acknowledging the plight of the country’s Indigenous community, especially past wrongs, the Canadian Press reported. Charles’ and Camilla’s visit was part of...

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Convoy Redux

Police arrested at least eight people over the weekend as hundreds of bikers and others in cars and trucks waving Canadian flags took the streets of the capital, less than three months after a similar trucker’s movement paralyzed Ottawa for more than three weeks, Reuters...

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Sorry

Pope Francis formally apologized over the weekend for the abuse Canadian Indigenous children experienced at Catholic Church-run residential schools for over a century, following years of campaigning by Canada’s native leaders to receive an apology, the Wall Street Journal reported. The pontiff expressed “indignation and shame...

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Mea Culpa

Canadian Indigenous leaders and survivors of the country’s controversial residential schools met with Pope Francis on Monday, the first of a series of meetings this week in the hopes of securing a papal apology for the abuses committed by the Catholic clergy and school staff,...

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The Long Haul

Canada’s ruling Liberal Party reached an agreement with the opposition New Democratic Party on Tuesday, a deal that will allow Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to stay in power until the 2025 elections, the Associated Press reported. The agreement will provide stability for Trudeau’s party, which...

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A Circular Backlash

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau revoked the use of emergency powers to deal with the “Freedom Convoy” trucker protests, just days after lawmakers voted to extend them, the Wall Street Journal reported. Trudeau said the decision followed consultations with police and other security officials, adding that law...

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