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Federal labour minister says she will consider asbestos ban

February 3, 2016  |  Filed under Articles

By Julie Ireton, CBC News Posted: Feb 03, 2016 5:00 AM ET Maryann Mihychuk, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, said she will review use of asbestos, and contemplate a ban. (CBC) The federal government is considering a ban of asbestos in construction projects in Canada, but for now […]

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Federal government still using asbestos in new construction

February 3, 2016  |  Filed under Articles

Julie Ireton · Reporter · CBC News February 2, 2016 Asbestos is still used in new construction of federal buildings in Canada. ((CBC)) CBC News has confirmed the federal government continues to use asbestos-containing materials in the construction and renovation of federal buildings, even though asbestos is a known carcinogen and toxin. […]

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Asbestos a potential cancer threat, even 40 to 50 years after exposure

January 28, 2016  |  Filed under Articles

The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti Thursday January 28, 2016 Recent Stats Canada figures show a rise in the numbers of cases and deaths from mesothelioma, a deadly cancer caused primarily by workplace asbestos exposure. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) Listen 6:59 Read Story Transcript You could be forgiven for thinking asbestos […]

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Ottawa Taxation Centre workers astonished after asbestos found in ceiling

January 28, 2016  |  Filed under Articles

By Julie Ireton, CBC News Posted: Jan 28, 2016 Several workers say they only learned about cancer-causing substance in ceiling in December Government workers at the Canada Revenue Agency’s Ottawa Taxation Centre tell CBC News they’re astonished management didn’t tell them they were exposed to asbestos in the ceiling over several years. For […]

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Cases of cancer caused by asbestos on the rise, StatsCan says

January 21, 2016  |  Filed under Articles

Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, January 21 TORONTO – The numbers of cases and deaths from mesothelioma, a deadly cancer caused primarily by workplace asbestos exposure, have continued to rise and show no signs of abating, recently updated figures from Statistics Canada show. Described as a “cruel” disease, […]

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Asbestos exposure leads rise in deaths of B.C. construction workers

January 9, 2016  |  Filed under Articles

Ian Bailey VANCOUVER — The Globe and Mail Last updated Friday, Jan. 08, 2016 Deaths of B.C. construction workers jumped 40 per cent last year, an increase fuelled by the number of workers who have died after being exposed to asbestos while on their jobs decades ago. Al Johnson, WorkSafeBC’s prevention service […]

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Union calls for licence system for asbestos-removal companies

December 23, 2015  |  Filed under Articles

 By Gordon Hoekstra, Vancouver Sun December 10, 2015  The province largely relies on inspections, fines and stop-work orders to keep companies that violate asbestos-removal rules in line. Photograph by: Jenelle Schneider Jenelle Schneider , Vancouver Sun The B.C. Insulators Union says the provincial government should implement mandatory licensing for asbestos […]

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Canada has stopped mining and exporting asbestos but the battle to protect people from asbestos harm continues

December 19, 2015  |  Filed under Articles

By Kathleen Ruff   In 2012, after more than 100 years, Canada stopped mining and exporting asbestos. Public health experts had called on the Canadian and Quebec governments to respect the scientific evidence that all forms of asbestos cause harm to health and to stop supporting this deadly and dying […]

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Asbestos cancer warrior Lou Williams tells Brisbane her life-changing story

December 9, 2015  |  Filed under Articles

November 30, 2015 Brisbane Times Tony Moore Lou Williams in Brisbane with her daughter Debbie and husband Keith. Lou Williams as a young girl would use broken pieces of asbestos sheeting as a chalk. Today, she is one of Australia’s best known meso-warriors. Ms Williams fights mesothelioma, the asbestos cancer. […]

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Growing proportion of mesothelioma cases

December 3, 2015  |  Filed under Articles

November 28, 2015 DARYL PASSMORE  The Courier-Mail TENS of thousands of unsuspecting Australians face the horror of asbestos-related diseases as a hidden wave of home renovations victims emerges. New research shows a growing proportion of mesothelioma cases involve people exposed to the deadly building material in the home rather than […]

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