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http://www.rightoncanada.ca/?p=3848

Kathleen Ruff, RightOnCanada.ca

Speaking to the Sarnia Observer, Veronique Perron, a spokesperson for federal Science Minister Kirsty Duncan stated that the Canadian government is committed to moving forward on banning asbestos and will be making an announcement regarding government action to enact the ban before the current session of Parliament ends on December 20, 2016.

The government’s action on a ban will be grounded in science and evidence-based decision making, stated Perron.

Jesse Feith, Montreal Gazette
http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/concordia-doesnt-plan-to-retr...

Despite acknowledging an “oversight” by failing to notice a conflict of interest before commissioning and publishing a report on Quebec’s asbestos industry, Concordia University does not plan to officially retract the report in question.

IPEN Steering Committee Member Alexandra Caterbow is quoted in this piece from CTV News: http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/russia-helps-block-export-restriction-on-as...

http://www.rightoncanada.ca/?p=2967

Kathleen Ruff, RightOnCanada.ca

At the Rotterdam Convention conference taking place in Geneva today, country after country called for chrysotile asbestos to be put on the Convention’s list of hazardous substances, as recommended by the Convention’s scientific body (the Chemical Review Committee).

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2015/02/27/canada-is-on-the-si...

Canada is sending a terrible message to the rest of the world. Oppose responsible trade; reject scientific evidence; obstruct international co-operation.

By: Kathleen Ruff Published on Fri Feb 27 2015

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