No evidence of undue industry influence
MONTREAL – The federal government has tossed in the towel and will stop fighting international efforts to list asbestos as a dangerous substance, striking another blow to a once-mighty Canadian industry now on the verge of extinction.
Conservative MP Patricia Davidson, one of those Conservatives who dissented from the party line on asbestos, cheers this afternoon’s announcement.
As the Member of Parliament for a community that has
Ten days after Quebecers elected a Parti Québécois government, the government of Stephen Harper began implementing its response today. The key elements:
• fond memories of two-century-old border skirmishes;
A little less than a year ago, the House voted on an NDP motion that called on the Harper government to support the listing of asbestos as a hazardous chemical
Julia Belluz reviews the worst health myths of 2011, and her new year’s resolutions
The Canadian Press finds increasing unease among Conservative MPs about the government’s support for asbestos.
The first public cracks in the Conservative party line came on Nov. 1, when five
By a vote of 152-123 this evening the House defeated the NDP’s motion on asbestos. The New Democrats, Liberals and Elizabeth May voted in favour, the Conservatives and Bloc Quebecois
This evening the House of Commons will vote on the following NDP motion.
That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) ban the use and export of
A few weeks after a group of doctors and medical professionals called on Conservative MP Kellie Leitch to renounce her government’s position on asbestos, a group of individuals who’ve lost
Last week, doctors wrote to Conservative MP Kellie Leitch, imploring her to uphold her obligation as a doctor. Yesterday, the Canadian Medical Association passed a motion condemning the government’s refusal
The Conservative party picks an ill-advisded fight against a sympathetic anti-asbetos crusader
Michaela Keyserlingk used Conservative logo in anti-asbestos campaign
Tabatha Southey tries to help rebrand Asbestos.
“Asbestos: A different kind of silver lining.”
“Asbestos: It’s like cotton candy for your walls. (But ideally not for mine.)”
The town of Asbestos stands by its namesake.
Gilles Morin, a popular community physician who worked for the company for 20 years before going into family medicine, agreed. “The rate
The Conservatives were bashful. And mysterious. And succinct.
The House talked and talked and talked and talked and talked about sending Canada Post employees back to work. And then it
The government’s delegation in Geneva offers an interesting admission.
The Canadian delegation at an international summit admitted Thursday it agrees with the work of a United Nations scientific panel that