The Government of Canada issued a requirement late on Wednesday for three Chinese companies to sell their stakes in three local mining companies with operations in the lithium sector .
“While Canada continues to welcome foreign direct investment, we will act decisively when investments threaten our national security and our supply of critical minerals,” said François-Philippe Champagne , Minister for Innovation, Science and Industry .
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Specifically, the Executive has ordered Sinomine (Hong Kong) Rare Metal Resources to leave Power Metals Corp; to Chengze Lithium International to abandon the capital of Lithium Chile; and Zangge Mining Investment to sell its holdings in Ultra Lithium.
Champagne has added that these types of minerals are “essential” to ensure the country’s green and digital transitions. Thus, the Government sees these resources as a “generational economic opportunity” for the country.