Canada’s Government is Moving Towards Asbestos Ban

At Canada's building trades union policy conference on May 11, 2016, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the federal government was making its first commitments toward a ban on asbestos. "We know that its impact on workers far outweighs any beenfits that it might provide," Trudeau explained.

Officials in the Prime Minister's Office confirmed that the government is currently reviewing its strategy on asbestos, which includes a potential ban and the creation of a government-wide registry for buildings that contain asbestos.

While asbestos use is still legal in the United States, perhaps Canada's recent push for policy change will influence our own government's stance. Read more at CBC News.