This is a critical moment for the Quebec asbestos industry. Baljit Chadha, head of the consortium of investors who want to open the Jeffrey mine and exports millions of tons of asbestos to Asia, is presenting its financial plan to the Quebec government. It hopes that its plan will be accepted and that it will now receive the $58 million loan guarantee that the Quebec government has already approved, contingent on seeing their actual financial plan and proof that they have raised $25 million from investors.
Here is your chance to send a message to Premier Charest. Sign the Avaaz petition to Charest here and get your friends to also sign it http://www.avaaz.org/en/canada_causes_cancer/?vl
At present, almost 40,000 people have signed. When Avaaz has received 50,000 signers, it will deliver the petition to Premier Charest.
Kathleen Ruff, Global Asbestos Awareness Network (GBAN) Charter Member