Asbestos Industry


The PQ is Right About One Thing -- Asbestos Needs to Go

While I disagree with many aspects of the Parti Québécois' current platform, if elected, the PQ has stated that it would essentially abolish the asbestos industry in Quebec. No other G8 country currently mines and exports this known cancer-causing agent. While Quebecers may be in for a rough ride on sovereignty, language and identity issues, this is one facet of the next would-be government that should have us all breathing a little easier.

Au Revoir, Asbestos

MONTREAL - The party considered the front-runner in the Quebec election is poised to shut down what's left of Canada's asbestos industry, following its lengthy and controversial decline.The Parti Queb...

Just Ban It Already, Say Scientists

A call for the global ban on all forms of asbestos was made today by more than 150 international organizations. The statement, released Tuesday, calling for the ban on the mining, use and export of a...

Not A Good Sign For Canadian Asbestos

An anti-asbestos advocate warns that one of the countries that consumes the most asbestos in the world is seeing a growing resistance to the use of the mineral and that it could mean big problems for...

Lifeline For A Troubled Industry

ASBESTOS, Que. - Canada's beleaguered asbestos industry, which has been a target of activists who link its product to cancer, has been given a $58 million lease on life by the Quebec government.While...

Asbestos Cracks Conservative Party Unity

A growing number of Conservative MPs are questioning their government's position on the export of asbestos, with a group of them independently summoning industry experts to a meeting on Parliament Hil...

Asbestos Industry Strikes Back At Critics

MONTREAL - A prominent asbestos merchant is headed to Parliament Hill as part of a broader counter-offensive to salvage the reputation of his beleaguered industry.Baljit Chadha is fighting back this w...

End Looms For Last Big Asbestos Mine

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- THETFORD MINES, Que. - MONTREAL - Canada's last fully operational asbestos mine says it could be on the verge of shutting down, a closure that would deliver a major blow to the c...

Canada Stands Alone On Asbestos

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - As talks at a Swiss summit dragged late into Thursday night, Canada dug in its heels to block the listing of chrysotile asbestos as a hazardous chemical. The Canadian de...