Rotterdam Convention - No Comment from the Chrysotile Institute

    MONTREAL, Oct. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - Mr. Clément Godbout, president of the
Chrysotile Institute, was reached as he attended the international conference
discussing the Rotterdam Convention in Rome and stated that he would not issue
any comment on how the conference is progressing nor would he say anything
about its conclusions. The Chrysotile Institute's point of view on the subject
was made public in a press release distributed on the newswire on October 23.

    About the Institute

    The Chrysotile Institute was created in 1984 as an initiative of the
governments of Canada and Quebec, the Canadian chrysotile industry and the
workers' unions involved. Its mission is to promote and foster the application
of Canadian and Quebec policy in the controlled and safe use of chrysotile and
to encourage, everywhere that chrysotile is used, the implementation of
conditions meeting the requirements of Convention 162 of the International
Labour Organization (ILO) on its safe use.
    An information and reference centre on the safe use of chrysotile in
terms of workplace health and safety, public health and the environment, the
Institute organizes seminars, conferences, training sessions and expert
missions. It publishes newsletters and participates in numerous international

For further information:

For further information: Service of Communications, (514) 877-9797;
Source: Chrysotile Institute

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