I would like to thank Diane Swift for her articles on asbestos [Parishioners protest, April 2012, p.1, and Killer buildings, April 2012, p 3]. I would like to further suggest to the readers of the Anglican Journal, since they represent membership across Canada, that each diocese take it upon itself to pass a motion on the floor of their respective synods, advocating against the export of asbestos and taking appropriate measures to this end. The diocese of Ottawa passed such a motion in October 2011. Sadly, according to an official list of advocates against the export of asbestos, not a single faith group is mentioned to date.
The Rev. Michel Dubord