"Canada's Ban On Asbestos To Take Effect But Mining Residues Are Exempt"

"OTTAWA — Canada’s new asbestos ban will not prevent companies in Quebec from sifting through the waste left over from decades of mining asbestos to look for magnesium.

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is set to announce the new regulations on Thursday in Ottawa after cabinet gave the nod of approval to them at the end of September.

The regulations, which will take effect at the end of the year, bar the import, sale or use of processed asbestos fibres and products containing them, as well as consumer products that have more than trace amounts of asbestos."

Mia Rabson reports for the Canadian Press October 17, 2018.

Source: Canadian Press, 10/19/2018