VANCOUVER, Jan. 15 /CNW/ - As more toxic products have been recalled from
the Canadian marketplace, the United Steelworkers (USW) is calling on the
federal government to halt Toxic International Traded deals and get tough with
companies that import toxic goods into Canada.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has promised new laws to protect Canadian
consumers from being exposed to toxic products. But The USW says Harper and
International Trade Minister David Emerson have missed the point. Unregulated
international trade agreements negotiated by the Canadian government have not
ensured that children and families are protected from toxic toys, foods and
On Wednesday (Jan. 16) USW members will leaflet the public outside
Emerson's constituency office starting at 11 a.m.
USW Western Canada Director Steve Hunt and NDP International Trade Critic
Peter Julian will be available for media comments at 11:30 a.m. The address
2148 Kingsway, Vancouver
The USW is Canada's most diverse union, representing more than 280,000
men and women working in every sector of Canada's economy.
For further information:
For further information: visit the Steelworkers' toxic trade website at
www.stoptoxicimports.org, or: Steve Hunt, (604) 683-1117 or (604) 816-2554