Trudeau commitment to introduce asbestos ban a positive sign

May 11, 2016

This week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a meeting of Canada’s Building Trade Unions that the government of Canada is working on an asbestos ban.

Canada’s last asbestos producing mine closed in 2012, yet Canada’s imports of asbestos have continued to rise.

That’s why the Canadian Labour Congress has called for a ban on the use, import and export of all products containing asbestos as well as other steps to protect families and workers from exposure.

The Manitoba Federation of Labour sees Prime Minister Trudeau’s comments as positive and is hoping to see an official announcement that includes a comprehensive asbestos ban before Parliament recesses for the summer.

Read the CLC’s full recommendations on asbestos: