On June 20, 2019, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump announced plans to develop the Canada-U.S. Joint Action Plan on Critical Minerals Collaboration to increase production and establish reliable supply chains for numerous critical minerals. One year later, the two countries have finalized that plan and continue to strengthen their partnership. On June 17, 2020, Associate Deputy Minister of Natural Resources Canada Shawn Tupper and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Cynthia Kierscht hosted the second U.S.-Canada Critical Mineral Working Group virtual meeting. Canada and the U.S. are vested in improving critical minerals security and ensuring the future competitiveness of both countries’ minerals industries.
But what are critical minerals and why is this work important to Canada and the U.S.? Watch our new video to learn how the new joint action plan will benefit people who call North America home.