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From a presentation by Laurie Kazan-Allen from the UK with photos from Noor Jehan of Pakistan
Assistant Professor Noor Jehan standing with a worker beside an asbestos dump at the Asbestos, Talc and Clay Crushing unit in Mohmand Agency, Pakistan.
Asbestos sheet cutting unit in Mardan City (NWFP) located on the main road in a residential area.
Inside this building is a flour mill; while outside is an asbestos crushing machine and an asbestos dump. The man in the picture has worked for 8 years on this machine and was not convinced of any hazard related to asbestos inhalation or its mixing with flour produced inside the building.
“ Pierre Elliott Trudeau, 1919-2000, Still a hero in Québec after all these years”
Rosaire Drouin, miner, speaking of Trudeau,
“ He was sort of the ambassador for the union. He explained to us our rights against Duplessis." “
“ He defended the workers. He was good for Québec and Canada. It's a long time since we've seen a good one like that."
Duplessis sent Archbishop Charbonneau to BC because he supported the strikers
1949’s legacy remains. Debating anti-scab legislation in Parliament, October 21, 2003:
Mr. André Bachand (Richmond—Arthabaska, PC)
“ I am from Asbestos.”…
“ The scabs were the main problem during the strike of 1949 in Asbestos. I am not going to call them “strikebreakers” or “replacement workers”; they were scabs. There were fights, and the provincial police were there.”
Québec sovereignty movement Quiet Revolution really began in 1949 with the Asbestos Strike