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Parliamentary questions
18 June 2010
E-004818-10
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 117
Stephen Hughes (S&D) , Alejandro Cercas (S&D)

 Subject:  Asbestos subsidy
 Answer(s) 

Is the Commission aware that the Canadian and Quebec governments intend to provide a USD 58m loan guarantee and thereby provide a subsidy to resume asbestos production at the Jeffrey mine in Asbestos, Quebec?

Is the Commission further aware that most if not all of the asbestos produced will be exported to developing world nations?

Does the Commission agree that such a loan guarantee is contrary to WTO rules? Will the Commission lodge a complaint with the WTO?

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