"Government Silent as Questions Mount About Asbestos Danger"

"The federal Conservative government is refusing to join the rest of the developed world in declaring that there are no safe uses for asbestos, even though the material is the top workplace killer in Canada and deaths from exposure are expected to rise.

While such countries as Australia, Japan, Sweden and Britain have imposed a ban on the flame-retardant mineral once widely employed in construction and still used in other applications including brake pads, Canada continues to allow asbestos to be both imported and exported."
Gloria Galloway reports for the Toronto Globe and Mail June 17 2014.

Source: Toronto Globe & Mail, 06/19/2014