A group in favour of the safe, responsible and controlled use of chrysotile
fibre is created

MONTREAL, March 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Fifteen organizations and individuals announced today that they have joined together to support the principle of the safe, responsible and controlled use of all products, substances and compounds that carry a potential health risk, including chrysotile fibre.

The group includes both unions and employer associations, as well as municipalities and local chambers of commerce.

The group currently consists of the following:

    - La Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ - Federation of
      Chambers of Commerce of Québec)
    - Les Manufacturiers et Exportateurs du Québec (MEQ - Manufacturers and
    - The Québec Employers Council (Le Conseil du patronat du Québec - CPQ)
    - La Chambre de commerce et d'industrie des Sources, Asbestos (Chamber of
      Commerce and Industry)
    - La Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Thetford Mines (CCITM)
    - La Chambre de commerce régionale de Chaudière-Appalaches (CCRCA)
    - The Québec Mining Association (L'Association minière du Québec - AMQ)
    - The Municipality of Asbestos
    - The Municipality of Thetford Mines
    - Le Mouvement PROChrysotile québécois (Pro-Chrysotile Movement)
    - The Chrysotile Institute
    - Le Syndicat des Métallos (FTQ - Metalworkers Union)
    - La Centrale des syndicats démocratiques (CSD -Congress of Democratic
    - La Fédération de la métallurgie (CSN - Metallurgy Federation)
    - Jacques Dunnigan, Ph.D., Université de Sherbrooke, Research Consultant

All of the members of the group would like to express their support for the safe, responsible and controlled use of chrysotile fibre, here and in any other countries that use it.

The group has set itself another major objective: to address the economic aspects of this file, particularly in terms of jobs and economic spinoffs for the regions involved.


For further information: For further information: Réjeanne Laplante, Chrysotile Institute, (514) 877-9797; Source: Chrysotile Institute

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