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5 things to know for Friday, July 29, 2022 – CTV

July 29, 2022

The Pope’s ‘pilgrimage of penance’ to Canada has been met with hope and skepticism, the federal government has unveiled details of its firearms buyback program, and a closer look at where some Canadian workers are going amid labour shortages. Here’s what you need to know today.

1. Papal visit: Indigenous people are expressing a mixture of hope and skepticism after Pope Francis’ Quebec City-area mass, with some saying they want to hear about the concrete steps that will follow the pontiff’s historic apologies for residential schools.

2. Firearms buyback: The federal government has unveiled how much it is planning to pay gun owners for the banned firearms they turn over as part of the mandatory buyback program. Here’s a look at the proposed pricing scheme.

3. Auto-theft bust: More than 200 stolen cars have been recovered and 28 people have been charged in connection with the dismantling of three auto-theft based criminal organizations in Ontario and Saskatchewan, police say.

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