Trudeau government greenlights Chinese purchase of Canadian lithium company

The Liberal government allowed a Chinese state-owned company to bid on a Canadian lithium mining operation without launching a formal national security review into the purchase

In 2021, Canada categorized lithium as a critical mineral. Lithium is predominantly used to manufacture electric vehicle batteries and is a comparatively rare element. 

Additionally, in cooperation with US regulators, the two governments struck a deal to acquire battery minerals in order to outcompete China, which plays an outsized role in the rare earth mineral market. 

Vermont Folk Troth

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