The Canadian Labour Congress is out to ban asbestos

The CLC says more than 2,000 people die every year after exposure to asbestos.

“It’s still entering the country even though it may not be manufactured here – it’s manufactured overseas in places like China and India and then it’s re-imported,” says Stephen Conrad of Unifor Marine Workers Federation. “There are so many new technologies and new installations; you don’t really need asbestos anymore.”

About Jacob

Operations Manager at Canadian HAZ-MAT Environmental Ltd. Canadian Haz-mat Environmental is an independent Victoria BC based asbestos abatement company with a strong focus on education and improving public awareness of the dangers associated with asbestos. We support banning inappropriate uses of asbestos as a cause that pretty much anyone can get behind. We strongly believe Canada needs to build financial incentives (effective forms of subsidization) into the identification, abatement and disposal of asbestos from Canadian homes and businesses if we are to effectively address this problem.