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[13 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 6,542 views]
iMig Board Reiterates its Position: “There is no safe use of asbestos”

The Board of iMig deeply regrets that the Quebec Government has provided the loan guarantee that enables resumption of asbestos mining in Canada. It is further regretted that the majority market for the such asbestos is likely to be the developing countries. Our previous statement on the matter stands as below:

We, the Board of iMig, wish to expand on our position, in response to the points summarized in the New York Times article of February 3, 2011 (see article link in menu at right).
We strongly disagree with Mr. Coulombe’s …

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[13 Feb 2011 | One Comment | 1,978 views]
NY Times on the Jeffrey Mine in Canada

Here is an article from the New York Times discussing the proposal to reopen the Jeffrey mine in Canada.
G. Bernard Coulombe, president of the Jeffrey mine in Asbestos (Quebec), argues that chrysotile asbestos mining should resume. The political strength of asbestos will be tested this month when the province is expected to announce a decision on the loan guarantee.
As you may know, iMig has taken a position against the re-opening of the mine and future sales in India, Pakistan and Vietnam.

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[22 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 1,095 views]
On Canada’s chrysotile export.

A powerful editorial by Prof. Gilles Paradis on chrysotile asbestos export.