"The good widow taking our government to task for exporting asbestos to the third world – without warning labels on the bags of death dust – should just tell the bastards threatening to sue her (over using the Conservative Party of Canada logo on her petition) that she saw it on those cheques the Harper Government was handing out on behalf of taxpayers and assumed it belonged to all Canadians."Petition !
Dear Prime Minister Harper:And a poster from Pale :
I support Michaela Keyserlingk, whose husband died from asbestos cancer and who is asking you to stop supporting the deadly asbestos trade and creating more asbestos victims.
I call on you to heed the message of Michaela Keyserlingk and Canada's medical authorities. Stop the export of asbestos. Provide transition assistance to the remaining 300 asbestos miners.
Your name here. Plus whatever editing you may care to add.
in solidarity with Michaela Keyserlingk.
Her story in her own words.
We're leaning on Steve here for his appalling outsized support of "ethical asbestos", but truly, Canada's record on asbestos has always been abysmal.
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