Asbestos

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A Short History of Joe Oliver, Canada's New Finance Minister

Joe Oliver, Canada's new federal Minister of Finance, made quite a name for himself during his tenure as Minister of Natural Resources. With Oliver moving to the helm of the country's finances, perhaps it's time to take a look back over his notable career. Is Oliver's selective use (and misuse) of the facts restricted to the oilsands?
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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.
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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...
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Good To Handle Quebec's Debt?

VICTORIAVILLE, Que. - Quebec Premier Jean Charest is taking aim at the Coalition for Quebec's Future on the campaign trail this weekend.He says the Liberals are better prepared to manage the province'...
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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...
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Why Canada Can't Say "No" to Asbestos

Although Canada doesn't have a domestic market for asbestos, we actively support the industry and promote exports to other countries, especially India. And despite these times of government cutbacks, the Quebec government has even stepped in to keep the industry alive by agreeing to lend the Jeffrey Mine in Asbestos, Quebec, $58-million to restart and expand.
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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...
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Asbestos Production Quietly Stops

MONTREAL - Canada's once-mighty asbestos sector has ground to a halt for the first time in 130 years, as production of the controversial fibre has stalled in both of the country's mines.A shutdown thi...
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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...
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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...