Oct 29 Headlines

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-Outrage grows over Margaret Wente’s Globe and Mail column defending Dick Pound’s reference to aboriginals as “savages,” which he claims was misinterpreted

-Food banks in BC say they are feeling the pinch as donations drop, expenses rise and more clients seek aid.

-Environment Canada says bisphenol A (BPA) is toxic. The department will prevent sale of baby bottles with BPA but some say this is not enough.

-Afghan president Hamid Karzai appoints former Kandahar governor Asadullah Khalid to cabinet, despite allegations of corruption and human rights abuses.

-Imran Khan, chair of the Pakistan Movement for Justice, warns against increased US military presence in Afghanistan.

-US court stays the execution of Troy Anthony Davis. Protestors say his trial was a miscarriage of justice.

-Inquiry finds that Canadian officials are partly to blame for the wrongful arrest and torture of three Arab-Canadian men in Syria and Egypt.

-Canada deports Basque terror suspect Ivan Apaolaza Sancho to Spain.


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