Asbestos has no place in a society as modern as Canada’s

Asbestos News in Canada

Asbestos has no place in a society as modern as Canada’s, and yet the federal government has made little visible progress in its elimination. The country’s last asbestos mine was shuttered several years ago, and yet — incredibly — automotive parts and construction materials containing the deadly fibers continue to be imported.

In May, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government was “moving forward” on a comprehensive asbestos ban, but so far the only evidence of federal interest in this issue has been an announcement that Public Services and Procurement Canada would ban use of the material in that department’s construction projects.

According to some sources, more than 2,000 Canadians are diagnosed every year with asbestos cancer and asbestos-­related illnesses. Other sources estimate about 150,000 Canadian workers continue to be exposed to asbestos in their workplaces.

Sadly, 2,000 Canadians die of asbestos-­related diseases annually, a statistic that reflects a reality completely at odds with public health expectations. This deadly material has been banned in Europe, Australia and Japan, and the World Health Organization has recommended asbestos be replaced with safer substitutes. Yet it continues to be used in Canada.

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