Trudeau denounces truck attack that targeted Muslim family


TORONTO (AP) — A pickup truck attack that killed four members of an immigrant family has shaken Canada, a country where immigrants are largely accepted, and drew denunciations Tuesday (June 8) from Canada’s prime minister, who called it a hate attack directed at Muslims. The victims — two parents, two children and a grandmother — … Read more

Pope Francis stops short of apology over deaths in ex-Catholic school in Canada


Pope Francis has said he was pained by the discovery of the remains of 215 children at a former Catholic school for indigenous students in Canada and called for respect of the rights and cultures of native peoples, but stopped short of the direct apology some Canadians had demanded. Speaking to pilgrims and tourists in … Read more

UN experts urge Canada and Vatican to hold swift mass graves investigation


UN human rights experts have urged the Canadian government and the Vatican to hold swift and thorough investigations into the discovery of unmarked graves at a former residential school in British Columbia. The unmarked graves of up to 215 Indigenous children were discovered at the Kamloops Indian Residential Schools last week, using ground-penetrating radar. “We … Read more