Ban Asbestos

Canada must take responsibility for the impact of its long-held promotion of asbestos in Canada and abroad. We work in collaboration with Ban Asbestos Canada (BAC), a coalition of labour, public health, environmental and human rights groups, academic and scientific experts, concerned citizens, victims and their families, to advocate for a ban on asbestos in this country. In December 2016, the federal government announced a comprehensive ban on asbestos and asbestos containing products by 2018. CELA continues to seek a global listing of all asbestos (including chrysotile) under the Rotterdam Convention and other UN Conventions and Programs aimed at controlling the international trade in hazardous substances.

Title:Response to the Proposed Prohibition of Asbestos and Asbestos Products Regulations and Proposed Amendment to the Export of Substances on the Export Control List Regulations under CEPA, 1999
Resource Type:Report, Response to Consultation
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:21
Date authored:March 21, 2018
Author/s:CELA and 43 signatory organizations and 15 individual experts

Jan 08 2018

Canada’s proposed asbestos ban – an important momentum builder for public health protection

Jan 08 2018

Projet de règlement interdisant l'amiante par le Canada – un élan important pour la protection de la santé publique
Title:Proposed Regulatory Approach to Prohibit Asbestos and Products Containing Asbestos

Response to consultation

Resource Type:Letter, Response to Consultation
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:15
Date authored:June 12, 2017
Author/s:Fe de Leon
Author Organization:CELA and multiple organizations and individual signatories
Title:Response to Notice of Intention to Develop Regulations Respecting Asbestos
Resource Type:Response to Consultation
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:35
Date authored:January 17, 2017
Publication number:1093
Author/s:Theresa McClenaghan and many other
Author Organization:CELA and many others

Dec 15 2016

Government’s announcement to ban asbestos: Groups express support but asbestos work not yet complete

Dec 15 2016

Le gouvernement annonce son intention d’interdire l’amiante : des groupes expriment leur appui, mais le dossier relatif à l’amiante n’est pas encore complet
Title:Letter Calling for Asbestos Ban and Expert Panel to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Resource Type:Response to Consultation
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:25
Date authored:December 6, 2016
Publication number:1086
Author/s:Theresa McClenaghan and others
Author Organization:CELA and others
Title:CELA urges a comprehensive ban on asbestos for Canada
Resource Type:Letter
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:2
Date authored:April 7, 2016
Author/s:Fe de Leon
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association
Title:Petition to the Office of the Auditor General regarding Canada's continued use and imports of asbestos

Petition from CELA and the Canadian Association of University Teachers

Resource Type:Letter
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:7
Date authored:December 9, 2015
Author/s:Ramani Nadarajah, Laura Lozanski, Netta Untershats
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association, Canadian Association of University Teachers
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