Asbestos hypocrisy sticking to PM

Tim Harper of the Toronto Star has come out in opposition to the government’s  stance on asbestos. He says that as a result of the refusal to put chrysotile asbestos on the United Nations list of hazardous exports, Canada is ” alone in the world, an international pariah.” In turn, “We have been ridiculed, scorned, shamed, accused of hypocrisy — even called merchants of death.”

Tim Harper cites Kathleen Ruff’s strong opposition to the government’s stance which he describes as having been “communicated forcefully and frenetically”.  “Harper has been outed from the asbestos closet” says Kathleen Ruff, Senior Human Rights Advisor to the Rideau Institute, “for years, he only spoke of how much he loved and adored asbestos when he was in that riding. As long as an issue remains hidden, you’re dead. But now it is out there.”

To read the full article: http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1016241–tim-harper-asbestos-hypocrisy-sticking-to-pm

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