Brian Dryden, Canadian Catholic News

Brian Dryden, Canadian Catholic News

OTTAWA -- Changes that would open up Canada’s legally-sanctioned euthanasia system have been approved by a two-to-one margin by MPs in the House of Commons, but some MPs who voted against the changes say the government unfairly maligned religious Canadians during debate over the contentious issue.

OTTAWA -- The official changing of the guard in Ottawa-Cornwall is now complete.

OTTAWA -- Retiring is proving to be difficult for Archbishop Terrence Prendergast.

OTTAWA -- The federal government is making good on a promise to bring in legislation that would set up the framework for how the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) will be implemented within Canadian law.

OTTAWA -- A fiscal analysis of Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) system shows that making access to an assisted suicide easier could save Canada’s health-care system up to $149 million a year.

OTTAWA -- The Catholic Office for Life and Family will wind down operations by year’s end.

OTTAWA -- The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has questioned why the federal government is not putting more effort into improving care for Canadians rather than making it easier for Canadians to legally commit suicide.

OTTAWA -- A new public opinion poll indicates Canadians are not as supportive of major changes to the federal MAiD (medical assistance in dying) system as the federal government claims.

OTTAWA -- Religious and human rights groups have applauded a parliamentary committee’s condemnation of the Chinese government for its “genocide” on religious minorities.

OTTAWA -- Lawyers challenging Bill 21, Quebec’s so-called secularism law, are arguing that because the law disproportionately targets women the provincial government cannot use the notwithstanding clause to shield it from any challenge.