Here is an article just published in India Abroad, a publication that is read by the Indo-Canadian community.
Indian bill seeks ban on import of asbestos
Canada must support the listing of Chrysotile asbestos as a hazardous product under the Rotterdam Convention, an Indian social activist group has said.
A debate has been raging on in Canada, whose last operational asbestos mine in Quebec exports large quantities of the fiber, a proven carcinogen, to developing countries like India.
President of the Ban Asbestos Network of India Gopal Krishna says if Canada takes this step, it can then help initiate efforts to ban mining and export of asbestos for good.
Victoria, British Columbia-based expert on asbestos Kathleen Ruff and New Democratic Party Member of Parliament Pat Martin told India Abroad recently that
Canada has been subverting all efforts to have the white asbestos listed as a hazardous substance. Read more.