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Trudeau Speech Touches on Critical Minerals and China
In a speech and subsequent conversation at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) last week, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau emphasized Canada's important role in producing critical minerals for batteries and electric vehicles to ensure "resilience," and contrasted the cleaner and labor-friendly Canadian production with the processing that takes place
Canadian Parliament Debates Foreign Investment Screening Bill, China Concerns Prominent
The Canadian Parliament has been debating legislation proposed by the Liberal Trudeau government that would amend Canada's investment screening procedures. During the debate, concerns about China have been raised a number of times by the Conservative opposition party, who are pushing to strengthen the bill in several ways.
Canada Announces Critical Minerals Strategy, Investment Review Changes, with Eye on China
Last week, the Canadian government set out its new strategy on critical minerals, as well as a proposal to update its investment screening regime. While not mentioning China by name in the official documents, the emphasis on "geopolitical events" and "security" makes clear that China was a key factor in
Canada Launches Indo-Pacific Strategy, With Eyes on China
On Sunday, Canada announced its new Indo-Pacific strategy. As part of this strategy, Canada outlined its thinking on relations with China, which will involve challenging China on some issues while cooperating with China on other issues.
Canadian Foreign Minister Speaks about China Relationship, Risks of Doing Business There
In a speech at a Canadian foreign affairs school yesterday, Canada's foreign minister made a number of remarks about Canada's approach to dealing with China, and warned Canadian businesses about the risks of doing business there.
Canada Orders Divestiture of Investments by Three Chinese Companies in Canadian Critical Minerals
The Canadian government announced yesterday that it had ordered the divestiture of investments by three Chinese companies in Canadian critical mineral companies operating in both Canada and in South America.
Canadian Prime Minister Discusses Canada-China Relations
Last week, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered some brief comments on Canada-China relations, in which he called China "a real challenging actor in the [Pacific] region," and as a new Canadian Ambassador to China was appointed.