October 03, 2016 12:36 ET
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 3, 2016) - The CLC is commending the federal government for today's launch of an online inventory of Canadian government buildings containing asbestos. Canadian unions have been calling for this type of registry for over a decade.
"It's a great first step towards a comprehensive ban. Provinces and municipalities should follow the federal government's lead and include their own public buildings in the online inventory," said CLC President Hassan Yussuff.
"This is about both workers and public safety given that these buildings are publicly accessible. What we need now is for the government to move forward with legislation outlining a comprehensive ban on the use, import, and export of asbestos," he added.
That would include:
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