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Kathleen Ruff Op-ed: Russia, Zimbabwe pick up the asbestos baton from Canada

May 6, 2013

Canada is no longer in the asbestos business but its message is clear: if you can make money from a hazardous substance, then oppose safety requirements. Kathleen Ruff Toronto Star May 5, 2013 In February last year, an Italian court sentenced two asbestos industrialists to 16 years in prison for criminal conduct in having for […]

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Kathleen Ruff on Asbestos at McGill: one year later

February 27, 2013

Kathleen Ruff, Senior advisor to the Rideau Institute and anti-asbestos activist, was interviewed by the McGill Tribune regarding the university’s 2012 decision to not seek an external review of contested research conducted by a McGill professor. The CBC reported a year ago, that John Corbett McDonald, a former professor of oncology at McGill, was hired […]

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Kathleen Ruff: Progress on Asbestos in Iran

January 31, 2013

On January 16, 2013, I had the privilege of making a presentation on asbestos to a group of medical doctors and interns at the University of Tehran Medical Sciences centre. The medical community in Iran is well aware of the health hazards posed by asbestos and have made significant progress in stopping its use. They […]

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Kathleen Ruff editorial: Quebec and Canadian governments end their historic support of the asbestos industry

December 18, 2012

Kathleen Ruff, member of the Board of Directors of the Rideau Institute and human rights activist, was featured in the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, with her editorial entitled “Quebec and Canadian governments end their historic support of the asbestos industry.” The piece covers the Canadian government’s pressure on federal health officials to stay silent on the asbestos issue.

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