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:ROCA position paper in preparation of the Rotterdam Convention COP 5
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# of Pages:2
Date authored:June 2011
Author Organization:Rotterdam Convention Alliance
Title:Comments to Prime Minister of Canada re: UN Rotterdam Convention in Geneva, June 20, 1011

Fifth Conference of the Parties COP5

Resource Type:Letter
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# of Pages:2
Date authored:June 9, 2011
Publication number:790
Author/s:Theresa McClenaghan
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association

Feb 24 2011

CELA supports Toronto Premiere of “Breathtaking”

Ban All Production and Export of Chrysotile Asbestos

Canadian Journal of Public Health 2010; 101(5):352

Reprinted with the permission of the Canadian Public Health Association

May 15 2010

Learning from our Shared Experience with Asbestos - India and Canada (Forum open to the public May 15th)
Title:Open Letter to Pat Davidson, MP [re anti-asbestos position]
Resource Type:Letter
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:3
Date authored:September 14, 2009
Publication number:673
Author/s:Rideau Institute; Fe de Leon (singed on)
Title:Open Letter to Donna Cadman, MP [re anti-asbestos position]
Resource Type:Letter
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:2
Date authored:September 14, 2009
Publication number:673
Author/s:Rideau Institute; Fe de Leon (signed on)

Sep 14 2009

Don't back down [on promoting asbestos ban], two Conservative backbenchers urged by environmental groups

Oct 02 2008

Ban Asbestos Canada Questions for Candidates in October 14 Federal Election
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