"Regulations Proposed To End Use Of Asbestos In Canada"

"Sarnia activists deserve much of the credit for the federal government’s long-awaited move to ban asbestos and asbestos-containing products in Canada, says a veteran workplace health researcher.

“This is something so long overdue, it’s not funny,” researcher Jim Brophy said about proposed regulations Science Minister Kirsty Duncan and other federal cabinet ministers announced recently to meet the government’s promise to enact a ban by 2018.

“It’s a very important public health measure,” said Brophy, who worked at the Occupational Health Clinic for Ontario Workers during 17 years he spent in Sarnia.

“The evidence was long known about the danger that asbestos posed for workers.”"

Paul Morden reports for the Sarnia Observer January 8, 2018.

Source: Sarnia Observer, 01/09/2018