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.

Mar 14 2008

Environmental, Women's, Labour and Health Groups Around the World Call for Action to Save the Rotterdam Convention
Title:World Call of Conscience to Prime Minister Stephen Harper to Stop Obstructing the Rotterdam Convention (asbestos)
Resource Type:Letter
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# of Pages:7
Date authored:September 2008
Author Organization:Theresa McClenaghan, Executive Director of CELA, co-signatory with 122 international experts
Title:World Call of Conscience to Stéphane Dion Regarding the Rotterdam Convention (asbestos)
Resource Type:Letter
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:7
Date authored:September 2008
Author Organization:Theresa McClenaghan, Executive Director of CELA, co-signatory with 122 international experts
Title:NGO Position Paper to the Rotterdam Convention Conference of the Parties, October 27-31, 2008
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# of Pages:2
Date authored:October 9, 2008
Author Organization:Rotterdam Convention Alliance, Pesticide Action Network, International POPs Elimination Network
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