Quebec to Fund $ 58 Million Investment to Reopen Chrysotile Mining

Quebec has announced it will invest $58 million with private industry in order to cause the reopening of the chrysotile asbestos mine known as the Jeffrey Mine. The desire for jobs is powerful – whether or not it makes for good policy and choices is another matter. Prior posts here and here address some of the asbestos-specific issues raised by this decision. This prior post raises issues regarding how international law can or should intersect with global-scale sales of known carcinogens, such as tobacco and asbestos.


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Since becoming a lawyer in 1983, Kirk’s over 30 years of practice have focused on advising a wide range of corporations, associations, and individuals (as both plaintiffs and defendants) on both tort and commercial law issues centered around “mass torts.”


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