Canada to move fast on critical minerals strategy
At least, so says Canada’s Mining Minister, Jonathan Wilkinson. He wants government to work on cutting red tape to ensure that critical minerals projects get built within the decade. The comments come after Canada published a critical minerals strategy which identified the approvals process for projects as a bottleneck. The strategy includes a cheque book worth C$3.8bn (US$2.8bn) to focus along the value chain from exploration to recycling. It’s good to see Canada making this move. It has certainly lagged Australia so far in making funding available for grass roots projects. That said, it is some way ahead of the...