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Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge and Mission Residents against Canadian Asbestos export
Petition Background (Preamble):
That, in the opinion of the House, the government should:
( a) ban the use and export of asbestos;
(b) support international efforts to add chrysotile asbestos to the list of hazardous chemical products under the Rotterdam Convention;
(c) assist affected workers by developing a Just Transition Plan with measures to accommodate their re-entry into the workforce;
(d) introduce measures dedicated to affected older workers, through the employment insurance program, to assure them of a decent standard of living until retirement; and
(e) support communities and municipalities in asbestos producing regions through an investment fund for regional economic diversification.
We call on Randy Kamp to support any legislation which would:
1. Phase out mining of asbestos in Canada.
2. Stop subsidizing the asbestos industry, except in re-training workers in asbestos related jobs.
3. Support international regulations which require asbestos to be labelled as dangerous to human health.
The Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge and Mission Residents against Canadian Asbestos export petition to Member of Parliament, Randy Kamp was written by Left Onlougheed and is in the category Politics at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: asbestos