Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

November 18, 2016 07:00 ET

Media Advisory: Nation-wide campaign to ban asbestos gets support in Saskatoon

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - Nov. 18, 2016) - The CLC will participate in a news conference at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 21 at the MP Sheri Benson's constituency office to address the need for a comprehensive ban on asbestos. The news conference coincides with the MP's private member's bill An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (prohibition of asbestos), which would prohibit the manufacture, use, sale, offer for sale or import of certain toxic substances that cause significant danger to the environment or to human life or health.

The CLC also recently launched two online videos that raise awareness about the danger posed by asbestos and the need for a ban. Speakers at the news conference include Sheri Benson, MP for Saskatoon West, Larry Hubich, SFL President and Jesse Todd, Chair of the Saskatchewan Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization and stepson of Howard Willem (Howard's Law).

Who: Sheri Benson, MP for Saskatoon West
Larry Hubich, President of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour
Jesse Todd, Chair of the Saskatchewan Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization
Where: MP Sheri Benson's constituency office
904E 22nd Street West
Saskatoon
When: 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 21, 2016

Contact Information

  • To arrange an interview:
    Chantal St-Denis
    National Representative, Media Relations
    613-355-1962
    cstdenis@clc-ctc.ca

    Local contact:
    Erica Spracklin, Assistant to MP Sheri Benson
    306-975-6555