"Pressure Mounts On Ottawa To Join Wide Ban On Asbestos"

"Dozens of groups are pressing Ottawa to join more than 50 countries in banning asbestos, a move the Liberal Party supported while in opposition.

A letter sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this month notes that Canada still allows the use of asbestos and lacks a comprehensive strategy to phase out the substance or to promote safe substitutes.

Separately, the Canadian Cancer Society has also sent a letter to the government, a copy of which was given to The Globe and Mail, calling for a nationwide ban on all asbestos products, a rare step for the country’s largest national health charity."

Tavia Grant reports for the Toronto Globe and Mail March 27, 2016.

Source: Toronto Globe & Mail, 03/28/2016