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

Supriya Dwivedi | Posted 10.30.2012 | Canada Politics
Supriya Dwivedi

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.

Global Call For Asbestos Mining Ban As Quebec Revives Industry

CP | Pierre Saint-Arnaud, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2012 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - More than 150 international and Canadian public health organizations and individual scientists are demanding a worldwide ban on the mining,...

Not A Good Sign For Canadian Asbestos

CBC | Posted 09.22.2012 | Canada Business

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 th...

Lifeline For A Troubled Industry

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.29.2012 | Canada Business

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 mil...

End Support For Asbestos Industry: Workers' Families

CP | Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.04.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - Families of Ontario workers who died of asbestos-related diseases are making a last-ditch plea to stop a project that would revive one of Ca...