60% of high-priority research goes unfunded.
Asbestos exposure is Canada’s leading cause of workplace death, and only through strong national action can Canadians be protected.
Worldwide an estimated 107,000 people died from asbestos-related diseases each year. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified all forms of asbestos as carcinogenic to humans in 1987 and reaffirmed this classification in 2009.
Elimination of asbestos exposure in Quebec
All types of asbestos cause cancer. For more than two years, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) – Quebec Division made efforts to garner political and popular support to pressure the Quebec government not to grant a loan to relaunch an asbestos mine. Find out about the process that helped put an end to the funding of this industry.