Developing Canada’s critical minerals crucial for national security
Canada should work with the U.S. to leverage government procurement and regulatory protocols to require that critical minerals, when possible, be sourced from within North America.
Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson speaks with reporters in the West Block in January 2020. It is becoming increasingly clear that critical minerals are not solely a significant economic opportunity for Canada, they are also integral to our national security and the security of our allies, write Gaphel Kongtsa and Jordan Miller. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade