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Canada will no longer oppose global fight against asbestos

The days of Canadian asbestos exports appear to be numbered, and anti-asbestos activists couldn’t be happier.
"We are very pleased to see that the government recognizes that all form of asbestos, including chysotile, cause cancer. The Canadian Cancer Society believes that all efforts must be made to eliminate exposure to asbestos and to eliminate asbestos-related diseases."
- Paul Lapierre, Vice President, Public Affairs and Cancer Control, Canadian Cancer Society Read more:

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Canada will no longer oppose global fight against asbestos

Source: Canadian Cancer Society, Fri September 14, 2012
The days of Canadian asbestos exports appear to be numbered, and anti-asbestos activists couldn’t be happier.

Quebecers cut plastic bag use in half

Source: CBC, Tue July 24, 2012
Quebecers cut their plastic bag use by more than half in three years, Environment Minister Pierre Arcand said on Monday.

‘Fox News North’ has dropped their bid for forced access to cable fees

Story contains video Source: The Spec, Thu October 14, 2010
CANADA - Quebecor Inc. says it’s no longer pushing for a special licence that would compel carriers to offer the proposed SunTV 24-hour news channel to customers.

Canadian helps disabled speak through music

Source: AFP, Mon October 04, 2010
Children immured within their severely disabled bodies may soon be able to communicate thanks to a newly unveiled device that translates physiological signals into music.

Record Attendance at Montréal’s Nature Museums’ “Butterflies Go Free”

Butterflies Go Free, presented by Montréal’s Nature Museums, has never been so popular in all its 12 years!

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Deal reached on cutting ozone-damaging emissions

Source: ENN, Sun September 23, 2007
Monrteal, Quebec, Canada - Delegates from almost 200 countries agreed late on Friday to eliminate ozone-depleting substances faster than originally planned, the United Nations said.

China closes ozone depleting chemical plants as part of UN initiative

Source: UN News Centre, Thu July 05, 2007
Chiangshou, Jiangsu, China - China, the world's largest producer of chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) and halon, has shut down five of its six remaining plants as part of international efforts to phase-out the two ozone depleting chemicals, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said.

Politicians sign new climate pact

Source: BBC, Fri February 16, 2007
Washington, D.C., USA - Leading international politicians have reached a new agreement on tackling climate change, at a Washington summit.

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