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asbestos

No word yet on what the new name will be.
Asbestos in talcum powder is a cancer risk, health officials say.
They first found it way back in 1971.
The waste can be harmful to people and the environment.
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?
Industry Minister Christian Paradis has announced Canada will no longer oppose the inclusion of chrysotile asbestos as a
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.
An anti-asbestos advocate warns that one of the countries that consumes the most asbestos in the world is seeing a growing
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.
Winnipeg NDP MP Pat Martin once worked in an asbestos mine and often speaks out against the promotion of chrysotile asbestos