CLC calls for asbestos mining ban

Labour group also wants financial support for displaced workers
||Last Updated: 06/06/2008

The Canadian Labour Congress is calling on a ban of all asbestos mining in Canada, even though a recent study on the cancer risks of asbestos has not yet been released.

Seven scientific and medical experts, hired by Health Canada, submitted their report examining the link between asbestos and cancer in March. However, the report has yet to be released.

Nothing in the report would argue against the sensibility of an asbestos ban in Canada, Leslie Stayner, one of the report's authors, told the CBC.