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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. Earlier this week we heard from Bernard Coulombe, president of the Jeffrey Mine in Asbestos.

The news has been welcomed by anti-asbestos and health activists. Kathleen Ruff says although she would like to see stronger opposition in response to the dangers of asbestos, it's a step in the right direction.
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