Jean Charest

Premier Charest Accused Of Lying About Asbestos

With another damning report published on asbestos in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, a group of prominent Canadian physicians have accused Premier Jean Charest of lying to the public about the mineral, rebutting his contention asbestos has benign uses.

While, on a trade mission to India recently, anti-asbestos protesters attached Charest and his government accusing them of hypocrisy in exporting cancer-causing asbestos to developing countries, even while ensuring its removal from all schools and public buildings in Quebec, because of health concerns.