Parks Canada cancels camping event in Montreal amid criticism over unhoused people

A police officer checks for people in a tent in Montreal, on Monday, December 7, 2020. Residents were ordered to leave the homeless campsite by Montreal's fire department following a fire on the weekend. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson A police officer checks for people in a tent in Montreal, on Monday, December 7, 2020. Residents were ordered to leave the homeless campsite by Montreal's fire department following a fire on the weekend. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

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Canada's interim import ban on handguns takes effect today

As of today, individuals and businesses are no longer able to import restricted handguns into Canada, with limited exceptions. The move announced earlier this month is aimed at expediting a key pillar of the federal effort to cap the number of handguns in the country.

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Vatican shelves sexual assault probe into Cardinal Marc Ouellet

There is not enough evidence to open a formal church investigation into sexual assault allegations against a prominent Quebec cardinal, Pope Francis declared Thursday. Cardinal Marc Ouellet, an adviser to the Pope, has been accused of sexual misconduct in a class-action lawsuit filed earlier this week in Quebec Superior Court.