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ABC Online – A Canadian health expert has described his government as a "purveyor of death" for continuing to export asbestos to India. Asbestos is virtually banned in Canada, but the government is assisting plans to reopen a Quebec mine to export asbestos to India...

SEPTEMBER 14, 2011 - Two recent events are highlighting a gap in most Canadians' emergency preparedness - a gap that can be filled easily.

Awareness can make all the difference to the lives of people dealing with cancer. It has helped improve the survival rates and quality of life for people facing a huge range of diseases. But the work isn't done.

Last month, members of the Asian Network for the Rights of Occupational and Enivironmental Victims (ANROEV) and the Asia Ban Asbestos Network (A-BAN), along with other anti-asbestos groups conducted a protest against the re-opening of the Jeffrey Asbestos Mines pressing the Canadian government to halt export of asbestos to other countries, including nation from the Asian region.

Support this delegation, sign the online petition set up for you, and share with your networks and create are a stronger voice together.

It doesn't have to be hard, it just has to be done. Open up Worksafe legislation in provinces to increase accessibility for victims of Asbestos-related and other occupational dieases. Look what Worksafe Alberta is doing.

Thank you for bringing attention to this national shame: our asbestos industry, and the lack of compensation for its thousands of Canadian victims ["Asbestos cancer rate rising", November 4-11].

VICTORIA, British Columbia, Sept 22 - As Parliamentarians return to business in Ottawa, CanSAV implores them to work on Canada’s biggest scandal.

Recognizing it as deadly, governments and international organizations around the world have condemned and moved to ban asbestos. Exposure to any form of asbestos has been conclusively demonstrated to cause higher rates of cancer.

VICTORIA, British Columbia, Sept 23 - It's long past time to shed some light on Canada’s silent killer. On September 26, Canadians have a chance to do just that. The Canadian Society of Asbestos Victims (CanSAV) encourages Canadians to contact their local, provincial and federal government officials and urge them to recognize Mesothelioma Awareness Day.

Victoria, BRITISH COLUMBIA, August 23, 2010 – In the past few weeks, four groups have joined the growing chorus of nations, organizations and unions calling on Canada to ban the export of asbestos.

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