Asbestos mortality: a Canadian export
- Political assault on social rights is worsening inequality. Broadbent, Ed // CCPA Monitor;May2009, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p1
The article discusses the issue concerning social rights in Canada. According to the author, spending in Canada on social rights remained a major commitment of most federal and provincial government and in 1990 the Third World government was placed in harsh pressure to reduce spending on social...
- Rejecting science-based evidence and international co-operation: Canada's foreign policy on asbestos under the Harper government. Ruff, Kathleen; Calvert, John // Canadian Foreign Policy (CFP);2014, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p131
For most of the twentieth century, Canada was the largest global producer and exporter of asbestos. Production peaked at 1.7 million tonnes in 1974. When US and European multinational corporations abandoned the asbestos trade in response to asbestos-related deaths, worker lawsuits and enormous...
- Parliament is where potential for change must be tapped... Courtneidge, John // CCPA Monitor;Dec2009, Vol. 16 Issue 7, p36
The author outlines a seven-point action plan to foster Co-operative Socialism in Canada. The provision of economic equality is emphasized through the objectives and methods including the funding of capital grants to developing countries, the reintroduction of international trade controls to end...
- Asbestos interests: an unholy alliance. Peskett, Trudy // Alive: Canada's Natural Health & Wellness Magazine;Feb2004, Issue 256, p174
Reports on Canadian companies' marketing of asbestos products to the third world countries. Uses of asbestos in building materials; Symptoms of exposure to asbestos; Restriction of asbestos use in Canada.
- Our support for asbestos industry threatens UN convention. Ruff, Kathleen // CCPA Monitor;Oct2008, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p31
The author reflects on the threat of asbestos industry tot the United Nations convention in Rome. He stresses that Canada is one of the largest exporter of asbestos to developing countries. However, it is now calling to stop the production of these deadly chemicals, a precedent for the other...
- ASBESTOS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: MAGNITUDE OF RISK AND ITS PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS. Joshi, Tushar K.; Gupta, Rohit K. // International Journal of Occupational Medicine & Environmental H;Jan2004, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p179
In developing countries, aggressive marketing of chrysotile asbestos continues as a result of restrictions on its use being imposed by the developed countries. In the Asian continent, China and India are emerging as the major users of asbestos. There is enough evidence to link chrysotile with...
- Where There Is Asbestos, There Is Mesothelioma: Filling in the Data Blanks. // Environmental Health Perspectives;Apr2011, Vol. 119 Issue 4, pA177
The article reports on the study regarding the association between cumulative asbestos use and malignant mesothelioma cases, in which researchers suggests total ban of the use of asbestos due to its harmful effects to health.
- Protesting too much under the dome. Serres, Christopher // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;6/13/94, Vol. 21 Issue 26, p8
Reports that Tory and Liberal politicians in Canada spent the last week of the spring legislature session accusing each other of misusing government employees and resources to conduct partisan leadership campaigns. Comments from Alberta's new auditor-general, Andrew Wingate.
- Founding peoples or sovereign nations? Cook, Ramsay // Beaver;Jun/Jul96, Vol. 76 Issue 3, p14
Examines the notion of two founding nations or peoples in the light of changing views of Confederation in Canada. Jean-Charles Falardeau's book `Canadian Duality'; Recognition of first Catholicism and the civil code in 1774; Establishment of a representative assembly in 1791.