Pressure mounts on Ottawa to join wide ban on asbestos

Story by    TAVIA GRANT

The Globe and Mail, Published Sunday, Mar. 27, 2016 9:44PM EDT

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. Continue reading

Am I Being Cynical?

By Greg Snider with thanks to Steve Mantis and Jules Tupker

A recent discussion during the TBDIWSG Board meeting left me wondering if Michael Gravelle was right a decade ago when, after I made a presentation to a Government standing committee, he said I was being cynical.

Then the issue was the Liberals efforts to improve the Accessibility for Ontarians with a Disabilities Act.  Today it is the Liberals efforts to improve the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. Continue reading