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