April 23rd – Rally to STOP Asbestos Exports!

WHEN – Saturday, April 23rd, 3pm

WHERE – Holmes Foundry (NW corner of Christina & Exmouth)

This will be a S.H.A.M.E. event. Both the Liberal and Conservative Parties support the Asbestos industry.

The Conservative’s finance the Chrysotile Institute, which looks for new and expanded markets for Asbestos in the third world.

The Liberals, including Michael Ignatieff, recently were guests and beneficiaries at an asbestos industry lobbyist fundraiser. That lobbyist was granted $60 million in financing from the Quebec Liberal gov’t just last week to re-open the Jeffrey Asbestos mine.

Asbestos is known to be a major health concern for those who inhale it.

Locally, it has led to thousands of illnesses such as mesothelioma and asbestosis. Many have suffered and died prematurely due to exposure to asbestos. Families continue to suffer the absence of their loved ones.

It is unacceptable that our country should continue the export of this dangerous product to the third world, where workers who come into contact have little or no health protections.

Please join us to make a statement about this issue.

– S.H.A.M.E (Sarnia’s Hometown Activist Movement Emerging)

[On Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=204238422944350]

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One response to “April 23rd – Rally to STOP Asbestos Exports!

  1. I attended a wedding in the Eastern townships of Quebec in 1964. The groom’s father had died the previous week and there wasn’t one family at the wedding who had not lost or was losing a family member to the effects of asbestos from the Johns Manville Plant where they all worked. Yet, since then, workers have continued to work in asbestos and now we are exporting it to kill unsuspecting third world workers. This is a black mark on Canada.

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