Canada is ending its much-maligned practice of defending asbestos mining on the world stage, a reversal of a stand that made it a pariah in some international circles.
The Harper government, which until Friday unflinchingly defended Canada’s right to export the cancer-causing mineral from Quebec, is blaming the incoming Parti Québécois regime for its change of heart.
“Does ‘asbestos’ mean something different in French than it does in English?” Mr. Mandvi joked with Mr. Coulombe.
“Because in English it means slow, hacking death.”
You may all now call me Asbestos.
So I have to shut up too.......