Thirty leading Quebec health, union and asbestos victims organisations and health directors have launched a united appeal to the leaders of all four Quebec political parties to protect Quebeckers.
Kathleen Ruff has been pushing for a total ban of the cancer-causing substance for years. Tomorrow the Trudeau government will announce a ban on its use, import and export.
While the Liberals waffle on an asbestos ban, people in Canada and around the world are dying from exposure to fibres. How does the government rationalize that?
Asbestos threatens ghastly illness and a painful death to all those who come in contact with it, whether as workers or consumers. The Liberals are stalling on banning it. Why?
With asbestos in aging school buildings a leading health concern, the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario has added its voice to the call for a national ban on asbestos.
On April 28, the Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job, CUPE is renewing its call for a comprehensive ban on asbestos in Canada.
The asbestos industry is still thriving, unfortunately due in part to Canada's contributions. Researchers called for an independent inquiry on McGill's asbestos history, but instead got a conference.
Asia Pacific Currents
Interview with Vilada Phomduangsy, about asbestos and other union issues in Laos.
Fees, asbestos, and remembering. And is it actually profitable to cut corporate tax rates? The Progressive Economics Forum explores.
Time will tell if the newly elected Parti Québecois government will keep its promise to cancel the $58-million loan to Mine Jeffrey Inc. announced by Quebec's Liberal government last June.