Canada's government introduced legislation to implement a "national freeze" on the sale and purchase of handguns as part of a gun control package that would also limit magazine capacities and ban some toys that look like guns.
Russia said it had so far banned 963 Americans from entering the country – including previously announced moves against US President Joe Biden and other top officials – and would continue to retaliate against “hostile” US actions.
Canada's annual inflation rate accelerated in February to hit a fresh 30-year high, with broad price gains hitting consumers at the gas pumps, in the grocery store and on housing, official data showed on Wednesday.
Another First Nation community in Canada has uncovered potential graves at a former “residential school”, as the country continues to grapple with the scale of the “horror” that occurred at the assimilation institutions that Indigenous children were forced to attend for decades.
Most of the streets around the Canadian Parliament are quiet now. The Ottawa protesters who vowed never to give up are largely gone, chased away by policemen in riot gear. The relentless blare of truckers’ horns has gone silent.
Canadian police on Saturday started clearing protesters blocking a bridge linking Canada and the United States and French police fired tear gas at demonstrators in Paris shortly after a "Freedom Convoy" protesting against COVID-19 restrictions made it into the capital.
As protesters holed up in trucks continue to paralyze swaths of downtown Ottawa, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said late Thursday he had convened several meetings with cabinet ministers, local officials and opposition lawmakers in a bid to bring the blockade to an end and “denounce these illegal acts.”