Ottawa's sunny outlook on asbestos is out of step with the facts

Ottawa’s sunny outlook about asbestos is out of step with the facts and is sending a confusing signal to Canadians. While provincial workplace safety officials warn of a growing epidemic of asbestos-related illnesses, including the incurable cancer mesothelioma, the federal government peddles the line that there “are no significant health risks if asbestos fibres stay enclosed or tightly bound in a product.

Ottawa must review its position and bring it in line with reality.