Wednesday, October 18, 2006
I was ashamed by Canada's representatives at the recent international meeting to ratify the Rotterdam Accord. They did an injustice to our country's reputation. We were instrumental in having the accord stopped. It means we have stopped an attempt to have shipments of asbestos labelled with warning about its hazardous health risks when another country imports it. Asbestos is a lethal cancer causing product. Canada should be showing environmental leadership to protect others by having information about dangerous products shared so importing countries can make safe decisions rather than with holding information in order to support an industry polluting our environment.