Canada: Safe and responsible use of chrysotile asbestos from policy and legislative framework

At the end of 2011, Canada remains only two asbestos mines located in Quebec, which are now in suspension of operation. In September 2012, Québécois Parti took the win of election in Quebec province. This Party realized the promise with the electors, i.e. after the new government of Quebec was elected, a credit $58,000,000 to be financed for one of these two mines for its further operation in 20 was cancelled. Then, the Federal Government of Canada notified that they would not oppose to include the asbestos in the list of toxic substances under the Rotterdam Convention.

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