Asbestos industry launches campaign to clean image

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Asbestos industry launches campaign to clean image

Asbestos industry launches campaign to clean image

 

The Canadian Press

Date: Sunday Sep. 25, 2011 1:39 PM ET

A prominent asbestos merchant is headed to Parliament Hill as part of a broader counter-offensive to salvage the reputation of his beleaguered industry.

Baljit Chadha is fighting back this week after Canada’s asbestos sector has absorbed a public-relations pummelling, both here and abroad, in recent months.

The public-relations battle comes at a critical time.

The Quebec government is considering whether to help Chadha save one of Canada’s last two asbestos mines, in the town of Asbestos, with an Oct. 1 deadline looming on a decision.

Chadha is now determined to dispel what he describes as myths about the contentious mineral, which he argues has been unfairly vilified by a highly organized “anti-asbestos lobby.”

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