Fatal Deception – Video

November 18, 2015  |  Filed under Videos

Is the federal government relying on junk science to justify its support for re-opening asbestos mines in Quebec? February 2, 2012

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Health experts call on newly elected Canadian government to protect health & ban asbestos

November 17, 2015  |  Filed under Articles

Thu, Nov 12, 2015 Kathleen Ruff, Over 140 civil society organisations, medical doctors and health experts from Canada and around the world have written to Canada’s newly elected Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, calling on his government to ban asbestos. Asbestos is the biggest occupational killer of Canadian workers, yet […]

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Vancouver workers face asbestos danger with quick demolition jobs

November 9, 2015  |  Filed under Articles

Mike Hager VANCOUVER — The Globe and Mail  Sunday, Nov. 08, 2015 Crews demolishing Metro Vancouver’s older homes could be facing more exposure to deadly asbestos products as contractors try to cut corners amid the region’s ongoing housing boom, according to the agency that protects B.C.’s workers. Al Johnson, vice-president of WorkSafeBC’s […]

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News WorkSafe BC continues to sound asbestos alarm

November 3, 2015  |  Filed under Articles

Jessica Peters – Chilliwack Progress Oct 7, 2015 Each year, WorkSafeBC has the grim task of compiling its annual statistics book. It details trends among workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths. This year, they shone a spotlight on a troubling trend that’s on the rise — death from asbestos exposure. These […]

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City looks to create asbestos registry

October 22, 2015  |  Filed under Articles

Arne Petryshen – Cranbrook Daily Townsman Aug 27, 2015 A letter of correspondence regarding asbestos prompted plans to create a registry of locations asbestos can still be found within city-owned buildings. Council received the correspondence at the Aug. 17 meeting, from Phil Venoit, president of Vancouver Island Building Trades. It […]

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Pokemouche school asbestos worries janitor, district says safe

October 5, 2015  |  Filed under Articles

By Bridget Yard, CBC News Posted: Sep 11, 2015 Despite assurances from the Francophone Northeast School District, a custodian employed there is worried about asbestos harming children in the school where he works. Raymond Baskin has been working at École La Rivière for 30 years and now suffers from pulmonary fibrosis, a condition WorkSafeNB […]

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Asbestos Ban in Sweden Leads to Drop in Mesothelioma

September 22, 2015  |  Filed under Articles

Aug 31, 2015 Tim Povtak The strict ban on asbestos more than 30 years ago in Sweden has produced a tangible decline in mesothelioma throughout the country. It has also helped fuel the growing debate about establishing a similar asbestos ban in the U.S. and Canada. “There is no good […]

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Denis Lapointe says government hid potential asbestos exposure

September 2, 2015  |  Filed under Articles

Wednesday September 02, 2015 Denis Lapointe wants to know if the toxins in his former workplace made him sick.  It just so happens his former workplace is a Government of Canada building – in the heart of the Nation’s Capital. After years on the job, Denis Lapointe has only just discovered the […]

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Concordia Under Fire for ‘Flawed’ Asbestos Report Written by Guy Formerly on Asbestos Industry’s Payroll

September 2, 2015  |  Filed under Articles

September 1, 2015 By Brigitte Noël Quebec Correspondent A group of doctors, scientists, and human rights activists say a report on the asbestos industry, commissioned and published by Concordia University, shows big business has made its way into the classroom. In July 2015, a report on public relations lessons learned […]

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WorkSafeBC cracks down on home demos and renos over asbestos concerns

July 19, 2015  |  Filed under Articles

By TIFFANY CRAWFORD, VANCOUVER SUN July 14, 2015 VANCOUVER — Work safety officials say they are stepping up enforcement of home renovations in B.C. over concerns about asbestos after a high number of contractors were caught trying to cut corners last year. Starting this month, WorkSafeBC says prevention officers will […]

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