OTTAWA - Today, NDP MP Sheri Benson held a joint press conference with the President of the Canadian Labour Congress, Hassan Yussuff, in a combined effort to force the government to impose a complete ban on asbestos and all products containing asbestos in Canada.
â€œThousands of Canadians are diagnosed with cancer annually due to exposure to asbestos,â€� said Benson. â€œFive months ago, the Prime Minister pledged to ban asbestos. Every day action is delayed; more lives are put at risk. The Liberal government must impose a complete ban on asbestos immediately.â€�