Asbestos: It’s (finally) time for Ottawa to shut the industry down

Last year, after decades of insisting to the contrary, Ottawa finally admitted that “asbestos, if inhaled, can cause cancer and other diseases.” Just before this long-delayed catharsis, the government ended its perennial opposition to the inclusion of the most common form of asbestos on an international list of hazardous substances.

Asbestos is the number-one killer of Canadian workers. More than 2,200 of them died from asbestos-related diseases between 2007 and 2012. Full Story