Winnipeg NDP MP Pat Martin once worked in an asbestos mine and often speaks out against the promotion of chrysotile asbestos as a safe product for Canada to export.
He's also fond of expressing his opinions using colourful language.
He used his member's statement prior to question period in the House of Commons on Monday to condemn the Harper government's support for Quebec's struggling asbestos industry.
Martin's outburst follows a CBC investigation which found that a major 40-year study on asbestos safety by a group of scientists at McGill University contained manipulated data. The Chrysotile Institute — a lobby arm funded by, overseen and closely associated with both Liberal and Conservative governments — used the findings of the McGill study to market Canadian asbestos overseas.
Here's the full text of Martin's statement: