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Aug 16, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- The family of a Canadian man with ALS is urging the country’s government to change the way it treats patients after he received a “medically-assisted death” following years of struggle to find adequate care. 
Jul 28, 2019 - 05:00 am .- St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American to be canonized a saint, was celebrated by First Nations people throughout Canada on her July feast day as an important cultural bridge between Catholicism and First Nations people.
Jun 18, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- The Canadian province of Quebec passed a law Sunday prohibiting future government employees “in positions of authority” from expressing their beliefs through religious symbols during office hours.
May 30, 2019 - 01:00 pm .- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said he intends to raise the subject of American abortion policy with Vice President Mike Pence during meetings in Ottawa.
May 11, 2019 - 06:00 am .- Canadian members of parliament are attempting to pass a law that would protect the conscience rights of doctors, as the government looks to expand access to euthanasia in the country.
May 10, 2019 - 12:00 pm .- On May 14, 2019, abortion will have been legal in Canada for half a century. Since it became legal, approximately six million Canadians have died by abortion, and about 300 preborn babies are killed each day.
May 9, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- Pro-life campaigners from across Canada gathered on Ottawa’s Parliament Hill Thursday for the country’s annual National March for Life.
May 8, 2019 - 03:11 am .- Asia Bibi, the Catholic wife and mother who spent 9 years on death row on blasphemy charges in Pakistan, has left the country and arrived safely in Canada.
Apr 29, 2019 - 05:00 pm .- The Fourth Interim Report on Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada, released this month by Health Canada, showed that from January to October of 2018, a total of 2,613 people in Canada received “medical aid in dying,” amounting to 1.12% of all deaths.
Apr 1, 2019 - 04:49 pm .- A bill introduced recently in Quebec would forbid future government employees from expressing their faith through religious symbols during office hours.
Mar 27, 2019 - 01:11 pm .- Police are investigating an incident in Edmonton, Canada, after a posse of elderly women beat back a priest attacker with their walking canes.
Mar 22, 2019 - 01:16 pm .- Edmonton’s Catholic schools are at full capacity and may soon have to turn away students, although school district officials are hopeful that new funding from the Alberta government will be announced.
Mar 21, 2019 - 03:32 pm .- Montreal’s City Hall doesn’t need Christ, officials have said. A crucifix that has hung on the wall of Montreal’s City Hall since 1937, reminding city officials to let God guide their decisions, will be taken down for a renovation project, never to be put back, local sources have reported.
Mar 13, 2019 - 02:48 am .- The government of Saskatchewan in Canada is arguing that it should be allowed to pay for non-Catholic students to attend Catholic school, appealing a 2017 court decision that could force up to 10,000 students out of Catholic schools because they are not Catholic.
Jan 10, 2019 - 03:13 pm .- While many disability groups fought the initial push to legalize assisted suicide in Canada three years ago, they are having to fight again as efforts to expand access to assisted suicide to the disabled in the country continue.
Dec 12, 2018 - 11:24 am .- Catholic organizations and others welcomed the Canadian government’s changes to rules for job grants that had required them to affirm abortion rights and other political causes - but they are still concerned that the rules could block some pro-life groups from participating.
Oct 17, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- Canada’s bishops reiterated their opposition to the legalization of recreational marijuana Wednesday, the same day that legal marijuana sales began across the country.
Aug 11, 2018 - 04:35 pm .- In the age of legal assisted suicide and euthanasia, palliative care must remain as a distinct form of care that attends to the needs and dignity of the whole person at the natural end of their life, the Catholic bishops of Canada have said.
Aug 8, 2018 - 12:11 am .- A Canadian man suffering from an incurable disease claims that despite asking for home care, the medical team at an Ontario hospital would offer him only medically assisted suicide.
Jun 16, 2018 - 03:43 am .- The Supreme Court of Canada ruled on Friday that law societies in the country could deny licensing to a proposed Christian law school because the school adheres to Biblical teaching on sexuality.