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.