Asbestos brake pad ban proposed

Quoted from http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/03/20/asbestos-brake-ban-proposal-ontario.html

Asbestos brake pad ban proposed

By Sarah Bridge, CBC News

Posted: Mar 20, 2012 9:03 PM ET

Last Updated: Mar 21, 2012 11:04 AM ET

Asbestos brake pads that can release deadly fibres during repairs will soon be banned in Ontario, if one member of the provincial parliament has her way.

Guelph MPP Liz Sandals plans to table a bill this week that, if passed, would be the first in Canada to block imports of asbestos brake pads from entering the Canadian market.

Most mechanics contacted by CBC News believed that asbestos was already banned from brake pads years ago. But figures from Statistics Canada show that more than $2.6 million worth of asbestos brake pads entered the country in 2011.

The federal government doesn’t require Canadian border agents to verify whether companies are properly labelling these imports as containing asbestos.

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