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: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
Title:Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seeking Canadian ban on asbestos
Resource Type:Letter
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:11
Date authored:November 9, 2015
Author/s:Kathleen Ruff on behalf of 67 health, labour, and environmental organizations and 74 individual scientists and health experts
Title:Federal Environmental Law Priorities: Letter to Opposition Party Leaders
Resource Type:Letter
Content:Download PDF file
Date authored:November 12, 2015
Publication number:1038
Author/s:Theresa McClenaghan
Author Organization:CELA
Title:Letter from over 300 scientists and organisations to India about asbestos

Over 300 scientists and organisations from 36 countries condemn efforts of the asbestos industry to promote use of asbestos in India

Resource Type:Letter
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:27
Date authored:November 27, 2013
Author/s:over 300 individuals and organizations
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