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Quebec AM | Sep 19, 2012 | 6:40

Federal government's changes to asbestos policy welcomed by activists

The future of Canada's asbestos industry is at stake following an announcement last week by Industry Minister Christian Paradis, who revealed that Canada would no longer defend asbestos at an international level. The news has been welcomed by anti-asbetos and health activists, like Kathleen Ruff.

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