Friday, June 15, 2012

Asbestos: toxic legacy and present hypocrisy

            The Harper government shows a lack of transparency in its dealing with international partners (with our "allies" and "friends"). On the one hand, they continue to justify the export of asbestos and asbestos derived products to third world countries like India. On the other, we pay money to REMOVE asbestos and asbestos derived products from our schools, hospitals and other intstitutions where, in the past, they were employed as insulation. Is this not the height of hypocrisy - hence of a notable lack of transparency? The almighty dollar speaks louder than basic morality, fairness and decency for this government it seems. 

French language articles appearing in the press, relating to asbestos removal and health risks employees face working in old buildings with asbestos insulation:

 http://www.lapresse.ca/dossiers/la-controverse-de-lamiante/201202/29/01-4501194-amiante-un-lourd-heritage-pour-les-batiments-publics.php?utm_source=bulletinCBP&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=retention

http://www.lapresse.ca/dossiers/la-controverse-de-lamiante/201202/28/01-4500824-amiante-on-est-tous-a-risque.php?utm_source=bulletinCBP&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=retention

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