OCT 22 Headlines

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In brief:

-Canadian Medical Association criticizes Canada’s role as “asbestos cheerleader”

-BC Labour Unions continue to denounce Bill 42 as a “gag law”

-Egyptian MP accused of murder, stripped of legal immunity

-Premiers call for investment in education and health care in wake of credit crisis

-Leaders at Francophonie Summit ignore plight of poor countries: Globe & Mail; African leaders demand participation in talks to reform financial system

-Spirit Train tour ends in Montreal as protestors criticize effect of the 2010 Vancouver Games

-Insurgents kill dozens of civilians in Afghanistan, officials say; Taliban says victims were Afghan soldiers

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