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Assessing the potential for rare earth production in Canada

Pierre Gratton, president and CEO of Mining Association of Canada, discusses the country’s potential to produce rare earths.

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Canada, U.S. agree on strategy to reduce need for rare-earth metals mined by China

Canada and the United States have signed a memo of understanding to reduce their reliance on China for rare-earth minerals that are critical to high-tech and military products, such as smartphones, electric cars and weapons guidance systems.

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Mining Association of Canada most active lobbyist on Hill in November

The industry association for Canada’s mining sector was the most active lobbying body on the Hill in November, according to new statistics from the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying.

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“Challenges are more opportunity than problem”

Ben Chalmers, Senior Vice President of The Mining Association of Canada, was in Mongolia in September to spread awareness about the concept of TSM or Towards Sustainable Mining. B. Tugsbilegt finds out from him more about TSM, and how it would help mining meet stricter standards of emission reduction, water management and such environmental challenges.

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Trudeau government does spadework on minerals crucial to future economy

The Trudeau government is digging for intelligence on the role Canada’s mining sector could play in providing the United States and other key trading partners with crucial minerals and metals — from cobalt to tellurium — considered building blocks of the new economy.

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Canadian National Railway, Teamsters Reach Deal to End Strike

Canadian National Railway Co. said Tuesday it has struck a tentative agreement with the union representing 3,200 conductors and yard-crew workers, bringing an end to a weeklong strike that threatened to upend the economy.

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CN Rail operations back to normal after strike ends

An end to a nationwide rail strike that has gripped the country for eight days is within sight, but concerns linger over the economic fallout. Canadian National Railway Co. and Teamsters Canada reached a tentative deal Tuesday to renew a collective agreement for more than 3,000 workers, ending a strike that halted shipments, triggered layoffs and disrupted industries across the country.

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CN Rail strike ends with tentative deal with union, but fallout continues for farmers, miners

Rail-reliant industries still expect to be rattled by ripple effects as shippers deal with the backlog caused by the work stoppage.

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