Federal government reveals proposed asbestos regs

No OEM currently uses asbestos brake pads. However, some overseas aftermarket manufacturer still use the material.

Ottawa, Ontario — May 10, 2017 — The federal government has pledged to ban asbestos and asbestos-containing products by 2018. The comprehensive ban will include new regulations that ban the manufacture, use, import and export of asbestos and establish new federal workplace health and safety rules that will drastically limit the risk of people coming […]

Automotive recyclers applaud federal action to ban asbestos

Kirsty Duncan, federal Minister of Science, recently announced that the government of Canada will completely ban asbestos by 2018.

Toronto, Ontario — December 21, 2016 — The government of Canada has pledged to ban asbestos and asbestos-containing products by 2018. The comprehensive ban will include new regulations that ban the manufacture, use, import and export of asbestos and establish new federal workplace health and safety rules that will drastically limit the risk of people […]

Private member’s bill seeks to ban asbestos

No OEM currently uses asbestos brake pads. However, some overseas aftermarket manufacturer still use the material. The private member's bill seeks to ban the importation of products containing asbestos.

Ottawa, Ontario — November 23, 2016 — Canada’s auto recyclers, through the Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC), have been calling for a ban on asbestos imports for some time. Recently, a private member’s bill has been brought forward for consideration that would effectively end the importation of asbestos containing products. Sheri Benson, Member of Parliament […]

Auto recyclers call for ban on importation of asbestos brake pads

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Toronto, Ontario — April 12, 2016 — The Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) is adding its voice in support of a call for federal policies to effectively eliminate the import and use of asbestos in Canada. In particular asbestos brake pads carry health risks when it comes to recycling end-of-life vehicles. Every year approximately 1.6 […]