"Canada exports almost all its asbestos to developing countries. Sales for the top 10 buyers were $92.8 million in 2008." The Globe & Mail, research: Rick Cash
"The (Canadian) Prime Minister ... drew ire by keeping the carcinogen off a hazardous-chemicals list... Stephen Harper's Conservative government steadfastly refused to let asbestos be added to a United Nations treaty called the Rotterdam Convention." Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press
"The Conservative Party is the only federal party that supports the asbestos industry... The Conservatives – led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper – have been vocal supporters of Canada's asbestos industry, which ships the vast majority of its product to poorer nations... the Canadian Medical Association, Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Public Health Association and World Health Organization have all called for the use of asbestos to be stopped."
Andy Blachford, The Canadian Press