Please take a minute to sign the petition at CanadaCausesCancer.com, calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to end Canada’s production and export of asbestos.
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On June 20, the United Nations will vote to place an international ban on asbestos and Canada continues to refuse support to list chrysotile asbestos as a hazardous substance. Prime Minister Harper stands as the main obstacle to this global agreement.
We call on Prime Minister Harper to:
- Join the United Nations in banning the production and export of asbestos worldwide.
- Institute a just transition program for the 500 remaining asbestos workers and the communities they live in.
Asbestos kills 100,000 people every year by cancer and other deadly lung diseases. It is banned in 52 countries, including the European Union. The Canadian government has even removed it from Parliament and the Prime Minister’s home.
So why is Canada still a leading exporter of asbestos to developing countries? Canada is the only G7 country still mining, producing and exporting this deadly substance!
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For more information visit cupe.ca/asbestos