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Sask. NDP wants auction of Crown parcels cancelled

The listing of 45 parcels of Crown land for sale is “a slap in the face to First Nations who have been ignored by the provincial government for far too long,” said Official Opposition Critic for First Nations and Métis Relations and Truth and Reconciliation, Betty Nippi-Albright.

278 acres of Crown land for sale by the Ministry of Agriculture in the RM of Birch Hills. (Lisa Risom/CTV Prince Albert)

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Vatican says Pope Francis willing to visit Canada as Indigenous leaders seek apology

The Vatican says Pope Francis is willing to visit Canada, as Indigenous leaders call on him apologize for the Catholic Church's role in residential schools. The Vatican said in a statement that the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops invited Francis to travel to Canada in the 'context of the long-standing pastoral process of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.'

Pope Francis leads the weekly general audience at the Vatican, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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UPDATED | Bank of Canada warns on prolonged inflation, ends bond-buying program

The Bank of Canada is warning inflation will stay higher for longer than it previously forecast and signalled that an interest rate hike may be coming sooner than expected. The central bank said Wednesday it now forecasts that annual inflation rates will continue their upward swing through the rest of year, averaging 4.75 per cent.

The Bank of Canada is shown in Ottawa on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Vatican says Pope Francis willing to visit Canada as Indigenous leaders seek apology

The Vatican says Pope Francis is willing to visit Canada, as Indigenous leaders call on him apologize for the Catholic Church's role in residential schools. The Vatican said in a statement that the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops invited Francis to travel to Canada in the 'context of the long-standing pastoral process of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.'