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PDAC: Natural Resources Minister Gives Critical Minerals Strategy

Jonathan Wilkinson
Jonathan Wilkinson.Photographer: F. Carter Smith/Bloomberg

Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson and Parliamentary Secretary Yvonne Jones spoke at the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention about the government’s plan to create more jobs in Canada’s mining sector while directing the country toward its climate targets and keeping a solid relationship with First Nations people.

As part of Canada’s future Critical Minerals Strategy, Wilkinson has released a Discussion Paper to obtain input from the country’s provinces and territories, indigenous peoples, industry, and other interested parties and groups.

In addition, he advocated the creation of the Minerals Security Partnership, a new global initiative designed to promote investment in mining, mineral processing, and recycling initiatives.

The minister also led a meeting of the International Mining Ministers Summit, which included delegates from 18 nations, focussing on promoting investments and policies to promote international critical minerals value chains.

Wilkinson and Deputy Minister Chrystia Freeland co-chaired a forum on developing ESG approaches, boosting the upstream sector of Canada’s battery value chain, and establishing reliable supply chains to support economic growth and a smooth energy transition in Canada.

“Critical minerals offer an enormous economic opportunity for Canada as the world transitions to a green and digital economy. Our government is committed to making Canada a world leader in critical minerals, from exploration to recycling,” said Wilkinson in a statement.

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