Pres. Hinckley returns from tour of Canada

President Gordon B. Hinckley returned to Salt Lake City Aug. 8 from a nine-day tour of Canada, during which he gave 16 addresses in member and missionary meetings in 12 cities.

President Hinckley's visit to six provinces, according to President James E. Faust, second counselor in the First Presidency, was "the most extensive tour that a president of the Church has ever made in Canada." President Faust referred to President Hinckley's travels during a fireside in Pocatello, Idaho, Aug. 9. (See related article on page 6.)"You can say," President Faust added, "that President Hinckley [has] made the most extensive tour that's ever been made by a president of the Church in Asia, or South America, or Europe or any part of the globe. And it's wonderful and great that we're led by such a great prophet."

From July 31 to Aug. 8, President Hinckley met with members and missionaries in Victoria, Vancouver and Prince George, British Columbia; Lethbridge and Edmonton, Alberta; Regina, Saskatchewan; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Sudbury, Ottawa and Hamilton, Ontario; and Montreal and Quebec City, Quebec. (Reports on President Hinckley's visits in Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec are on this page and pages 4-5. Reports on President Hinckley's visits to British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan, were in the Aug. 8 Church News.

During his Canadian tour, President Hinckley also announced two new temples in Regina, Saskatchewan, and Montreal, Quebec. (Please see related article on this page.)

Accompanying President Hinckley during the Canadian tour were his wife, Marjorie; and President Boyd K. Packer, acting president of the Quorum of the Twelve, and his wife, Donna. Members of area presidencies also participated in meetings in the areas in which they are assigned.

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