Canada stopped mining asbestos in 2012, but Prime Minister Trudeau’s Liberal Government has not yet banned the use of asbestos.

Science irrefutably has declared chrysotile asbestos a carcinogen, its use is strictly prohibited in 50 countries.  Liberal leaders including Prime Minister Trudeau promised to ban the import, use and export of asbestos in Canada as soon as they would be able to form the next government. To pass this legislation the Liberal Party has the support from both the NDP and the Green Party. Canadian asbestos victims are impatiently waiting for the promised ban.

Asbestos is Canada’s number one occupational killer and still Canada imported in 2015 $ 8.3 million asbestos related products.

This website collects examples of leading national and international articles calling on our government to finally ban all import and use of asbestos. The best of those articles will be published monthly on this page.

2016.10.11: Globe and Mail - Liberals under fire for delay on asbestos ban
A year after the Liberals were elected with a promise to ban the use of asbestos in Canada, no such move has been made – inaction that is dismaying to health experts, labour groups and families affected by asbestos-related diseases.

2016.09.15: Niagara This Week - Region supports comprehensive asbestos ban
Guay, a health and safety advocate who joined Niagara Regional Labour Council vice-president Chris Grawey in calling for regional politicians to support a comprehensive ban on imported products containing asbestos, said the mesothelioma her dad was diagnosed with in 2011 quickly ate away at him.

2016.08.19: Windsor Star - Essex County council backs campaign to ban asbestos
Labour councils across the country are trying to persuade the federal government to ban the use, export or import of asbestos, by seeking the support of municipal leaders.

Other article can be found on this website under Canadian Coverage and International Coverage

  See Canada's 1990 - 2011 export stats concerning developing countries.

An unprotected Indian woman sorts chrysotile asbestos