After Years of Advocacy, Investigation and Research, Ill Miners Get Official Apology

Former mine workers who were made ill from their exposure to McIntyre Powder have received an apology from Ontario Labour Minister Monte McNaughton. Thanks in large part to the spearheading of the McIntyre Powder Project by activist Janice Martell and her partnerships with OHCOW and others, the substance has been identified as having caused respiratory illness, lung disease and neurological conditions in workers. Martell wasinterviewed on CBC about the campaign and what the long-awaited apology means to her and injured miners.

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